06 Jan 2013 4 Comments
This is another idea from ”Precision draping; a simple method for developing designing talent” by Nelle L. Weymouth.
And it seems so easy to make also: just cut a (sort of) diamond shape above the bust, then slash and spread the remaining part of the bodice to create pleats. Then sew back together.
I would work with a relaxed version of the bodice for this. The bodice I made with this method comes out very fitted. For this blouse I would just grade it to a bigger size so the blouse has some movement. And it’s easier to take in then release a garment anyway :P
This is a very similar garment (image from here), with long sleeves, a shirt collar and made in black silk.
So, would you sew this? I dare you :)