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3 hrs 52 mins


Welcome to the Charlie Dress Project!


A Creatively asymmetrical drape technique that you can apply to:

  • Skirt
  • Top
  • Sleeve


And you’ll Drape, draft, and apply the same technique to develop the Charlie Dress


Charlie Dress Description:

  • Empire halter top jersey dress attached to asymmetrical draped skirt
  • Keyhole back design with adjustable back neck ties
  • Fully lined without visible raw seams
  • No fastening or zipper, easy to pull on and wear


Technique and Construction

  • Draping on stand with Jersey for bodice, turn in into a paper pattern
  • Drafting and applying creative cutting technique to skirt
  • Drafting and applying creative cutting technique to a top, and sleeve
  • To sew the dress, I used serger/ Overlock machine

LESSONS

Lesson 1

Fabrics & Materials Information PDF

Lesson 2

Design and Fabric Overview

6 mins
Lesson 3

Jersey Fabric Preparation

2 mins
Lesson 4

Taping the Dress Form

4 mins
Lesson 5

Draping the Top of the Dress

15 mins
Lesson 6

Transferring Draped Top to Pattern

20 mins
Lesson 7

Preparation and Measurement for Charlie Skirt

5 mins
Lesson 8

Overview of the Method, Measurements, and Small Scale Example

16 mins
Lesson 9

Creating the Charlie Skirt Pattern

34 mins
Lesson 10

Cutting Muslin Sample to Check Dress Fit

3 mins
Lesson 11

Charlie Top Patternmaking, Cutting, and Final Fit

20 mins
Lesson 12

Charlie Sleeve Drafting and Cutting

20 mins
Lesson 13

Charlie Skirt More Fitted – Drafting and Cutting

22 mins
Lesson 14

Sewing Top Piece of Charlie Dress

39 mins
Lesson 15

Fitting and Completing the Top, Sewing the Skirt, Fitting and Finishing Dress

28 mins
Lesson 16

How to Add or Reduce Drape for Charlie Dress Pieces

DOWNLOADS

PDF

Dress-Project-Charlie-Fabrics-and-Materials

RECOMMENDED GUIDES

Tips: Handling Knits Without Serger

Tips: Sewing Knits Without Serger

Tips: Using Clear Elastic

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