Saturday, November 15, 2008


I've got most of my underlining for my wool coat for the Coat Sew Along. But what am I doing instead of ironing it on?? Procrastinating. I saw the 'New HotPatterns' thread at and I'm in love with this new dress of theirs. I think I could totally knock it off using these two BWOF patterns. I am trying very hard to not buy patterns because I have this spendy BWOF subscription.

This is from the current 11/2008 issue. I'd use this for the base and add the v-neck and gathers.

I also have this 6/2004 issue. It has s a deep v-neck that I could use to compare to the raglan top. I just don't know how exactly to make the gathers. I assume I'll slash and spread but I've never done it before. On PR someone said that Debbie Cook had done some notes on one she did earlier. I searched her blog a few times but came up empty handed.

I also really like the dress on the back left.

Back the The Coat.


Christina said...

I am obsessing over that Dries van Noten dress too! But I've managed to restrain myself so far. Your idea to start with the raglan sleeve dress is a good one.

Anonymous said...

Dawn I think there is a link on burda style that shows you how to slash and spread a regular tshirt pattern for gathers on a vneck. Or there used to be might be worth looking.

Nancy K said...

Ok,I knew what I was looking for and I found it. If you click on the links in Debbies review you'll find the picture of how she drafted the top.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link for the burdastyle.