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6 hrs 11 mins

Welcome to the Brooke Dress Project!

A stylish and versatile dress with a soft, fluid drape at the front that flatters your body shape and enhances your style.


In this Project, you’ll learn:

  •  It is a creative draping technique that creates a variety of different styles by placing a thin strap at the tip of the CF fold and creating a different draped option at the front.
  •  The technique can be applied to a variety of garments, including skirts, dresses, and tops.
  • A sewing pattern will be generated by following and transferring the drape.
  • Using two fabrics is optional, and can only be done on separate fabrics or on just one.
  • This project covers draping, transferring to sewing patterns, sewing, and finishing instructions.


Brooke Dress Description:

  • A knee-length, 2 colored 100% Silk cocktail dress with several drape options,
  • Sleeveless, V neck with facing around the neck and armhole,
  • Side Pockets
  • Visible zipper in the CB,
  • Hong Kong seam finishing and French seam finishing, 
  • Easy to pull on and wear,
  • Can be adjusted in different sizes from the armhole/ neckline down,
  • Straps attached to the garment that can be worn on top or underneath for different silhouettes.


Technique and Construction

  • Creative fold applied to flat muslin,
  • Muslin placed on Dress form, drape position determined
  • Draping on a stand, marking, and turning into a paper pattern
  • Drafting facing pattern and pockets
  • The dress is sewn with a single needle straight stitch industrial machine  
    (You can use different stitching and finishing options) 


Fabric and Notions:

Approximately you need 2 to 2 ½”  yards of fabric for this project, depending on the length of your choosing and the width of your fabric. 

2 and 2 ½” of muslin for draping

15” or 18” zipper 

My fabrics are 100% Silk Crepe and Silk Charmeuse, with lightweight Silk Charmeuse bias bindings and facing.


Fabrics that can be used: 

Any fabric that has a good drape, meaning it is flowy, hangs and moves in a fluid, body-skimming manner.

Lightweight, mid-weight Crepe, mid-weight Interlock knit or woven, mid-weight viscose or Rayon Jersey ( lightweight might be needed to lined) Mid- weight or Heavy-weight georgette (any fabric that has a nice drape for the similar silhouette), lightweight wool Gabardine (check for the drape), Wool knit or Jersey 

LESSONS

Lesson 1

PDF: Brooke Dress Project

Lesson 2

Introduction

2 minutes
Lesson 3

Preparation for Draping

Lesson 4

Draping the Front

Lesson 5

Draping the Back

Lesson 6

Marking before Transferring to Pattern

Lesson 7

Transferring the Muslin to Pattern

Lesson 8

How to Add Facing / Lining, Options of Finishing, Adding Pockets

Lesson 9

Fabrics and Cutting

Lesson 10

Sewing 1: Front Seam, Back Darts, Bias Binding Seams

31 mins
Lesson 11

Sewing 2: Back Zipper, Dress Facing

Lesson 12

Sewing 3: Finishing Facing, Closing Sides & Center Back

Lesson 13

Sewing 4: Attaching Pockets

Lesson 14

Sewing 5: Finalizing All Finishings & Closing Hem

Lesson 15

Presenting Brooke Dress & How to Style the Look

DOWNLOADS

PDF

Brooke Dress Muslin Prep Measurements

RECOMMENDED GUIDES

Playing with Shape of Brooke Dress with Jersey Ideas Coming from Brooke Dress Technique

Presenting Brooke Dress & How to Style the Look

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