Sunday, April 4, 2010

"The V Drape" Silk Dress - Another creation in March

Anyone can dress up beautifully! 

"The V Drape" Dress can be dressed casually during the day with the fabric just hang over the body with a pair of tights and a blazer to give an edge to your look. It looks flattering with your favorite belt and a statement necklace to wear for a dinner party.

This is another dress that I made in the month of March. 

Love this silhouette!

Draping is an area I would love to explore so I bought a Japanese book about draping and it came with paper patterns too! This dress was made based on of one of those patterns and I modified some details, such as the amount of pleats which had significantly defined the volume and the silhouettes of the dress; I stitched up closed the side seams from below waist to few inches above the waistline to give a depth to the armhole and that had given  definition to the shape of the drape on the sides.

Jersey is a favorably used for draping because of its weight. However, I have taken a bravo approach to use this silk for a purpose. I wanted something that would allow me to dress in comfort on the go during that day and dress up to a dinner party at night, and more ambitiously I wanted to experiment with different type of fabrics for draping. The fabric is made out of silk with weaved in metallic thread that gives a sheer and shiny surface. It is light weight. The result is it turns out great! 

I have styled the dress with a belt from Hussy.

Available for order!