Holiday Drape Dress

Pattern: Drape Drape Vol. 1's Drape Drape Dress No. 5 (for skirt) and Simplicity's Special Occasion Dress #M4070 (for bodice)
Fabric: 1 3/4 yds Italian wool
Cost: $17

Made of beautiful italian wool in a deep green, this dress will be my Thanksgiving holiday outfit. The wool makes it warm enough to wear in the colder months, and the beautiful draping is perfect for the holiday season.

The drapey hip dress has been on my mind for a while. I first tried to make the look with Burda's #7551, but I wasn't at all satisfied with the results. At the fabric store, I found this beautiful Italian wool on sale for $10 a yard in green and red. I didn't buy the green, but I kept envisioning this unique dress. When I came back, I found 1 3/4 yards in the remnant pile, and figured it was meant to be.

Lately I've been having fun playing with the drape drape patterns in unusual fabrics and shapes, and this design is not exception.

You can read my review of this pattern at

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  1. Oh wow Meg! I love this draped dress! I am starting a sewing linky party today called Sew & Tell Saturday at my website and I am hoping to get some vintage sewists aboard to post their projects because there aren't any sewing linky parties to show off vintage or creations. But you can post anything fabric related too! Kids stuff, knitting, crafts... I hope you can come over and post a link to your blog today! Thanks so much!
    Justine @ Sew Country Chick

  2. It's delightful! I'm always impressed how you hybridize two patterns for a custom look. And your zipper is perfectly installed! *envious*. I love all of these drape drape looks. Thanks for posting!

  3. Your dress is amazing ! You did such a wonderful job ! xx

  4. perfect holiday dress and that skirt came out amazing.

  5. Wow! This dress looks amazing! You look fantastic:) It looks like it fits well and that it is finished perfecty.! love it!

  6. Your draping projects are so inspiring. This dress will be lovely for the holidays.

  7. I love how your skirt looks with the heavier fabric. Great job!

  8. Hello, I love your dress. The fabric you chose emphasizes the draping in the skirt so well.I love Drape Drape books. I've been sewing from Drape Drape 2 and there are some pretty amazing designs to try. ^_^ If you wish to see my creations from the book you can find them here:
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