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Draping Class #8

2013 November 9
by elizabeth_admin

For this week’s class we were to come in with our boned bodices sewn and boned for the teacher to inspect.  My front princess seams were puckery.  So she is having me resew them with the front panel clipped.  Can’t believe I forgot to do that.  I’m surprised that I was even able to sew it to my very curvy princess panel.  Here’s a picture of my pattern pieces to remind you.



Then, in order to keep the class moving ahead, we draped three collars.  The mandarin collar, the banded collar and the convertible collar.   I didn’t see much of a difference between the mandarin and the banded collar in looks, but the drape is completely different.  The mandarin collar is draped with the straight of grain on the center back and the banded collar is draped with straight of grain on the center front.  When you’re done, the pattern pieces look completely different, but they look essentially the same on.  Weird.  And you can used the banded collar as your collar stand for a regular collar.



The convertible collar is pretty cool.  No stand required.  The bias of the fabric is used to achieve the collar.



We don’t have class next week as it is Veteran’s Day.  We are to have our boned bodice completely finished with fashion fabric by our next class.

In other sewing news, I have been deeply immersed in my next project.  I hope to unveil it later this long weekend when it’s finished.  But first I have to stop at Home Depot for some chain.  I have been working on it nearly non-stop for the last few days, even refraining from drinking wine at night so I can work “unenhanced” in the evening hours.  I’m obsessed, I tell you, absolutely obsessed.  But let me leave with you a shot of the devastation of my sewing room and a sneak peek of the object of my obsession.


Disaster area.  Hard hats required.

Disaster area. Hard hats required.




Bis später!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. November 9, 2013

    I’m glad to see that someone else’s sewing room looks just like mine! Fascinating project in progress – jacket?

  2. November 10, 2013

    I am so excited to see it!

    (Also, your sewing room looks like mine, except maybe a bit neater. A major clean up was scheduled for today. But I took a nap instead. Ooops.)

  3. November 10, 2013

    ooooo that sneak peek is DELICIOUS!

  4. Judi permalink
    November 10, 2013

    Your sewing room just shows how busy you’ve been. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you’re making!!!

  5. November 10, 2013

    Girl, I can not keep up with your draping class! You are learning so much!

  6. November 11, 2013

    The state of your sewing studio made me lol, and it reminded me of my area when finals were going on.

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