Off shoulder bridal dress


Let's draft the pattern for this amazing and very sofisticated bridal dress.

It has an open bardot neckline with built-in petal sleeves and an A-line skirt.

You could use the same bodice and sleeve combined with a flared or pencil skirt for a formal - but much more wearable - dress.

Pick a slightly stiff fabric as taffeta, mikado, duchesse or silk faille to hold the sleeve and skirt volume ;)

Step 1

To draft the pattern, start from a basic block with darts and at least 6cm ease at bust circumference (because you’ll have sleeves and use a non stretch fabric…you need a little room for moving).

Draw a slash line 2 to 4cm below waistline and cut through it to separate bodice and skirt.

Step 2

Get skirt pieces, draw vertical slash lines from dart apex all the way to hemline, perpendicular to it, and cut through these lines. Discard dart volume.

Step 3

Spread skirt pieces by 10 to 15cm at waist and by 30 to 40cm at hem.

Make sure you balance the volume on front and back.

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