ANATOMY OF A STRAIGH GRAIN SLIP DRESS WITH DARTS
Deceptively simple dress in its construction.
If you’ve been making clothes for some time, you probably already know that pieces that look very simple are much harder to put together: there are no distractions from prints or elaborate details such as ruffles, pleating, ruching, or numerous style lines. Everything is on display, everything is stripped down to just pure form.
Shiny fabrics add to the complexity of execution, unforgiving to your mistakes: are you coming in softly at that dart apex so it doesn’t create a visible bump? Are your dart lines slightly curved or straight? How are you treating corners at the zipper’s edge? Every step requires extra care, but that is what makes it more exciting to work on for me – will I be able to do it this time?