Welcome to this new class of pattern making, in today’s class we are going to make the tent dress.
The tent dress is characterized by its triangular shape, a lot of volume at the bottom and little at the top.
To make this dress, I am going to make a length from the hip notch to about 17 cm down, making it a very short dress (almost a blouse) but it is for you to see it better on camera.
As I told you in class today, you can modify the length of the dress as you like best.
You can modify the volume of the bottom as you like but make sure that the volume of the front and the back are balanced as I explained in today’s class.
As always in today’s class, I will also give you the measurements that I am using but remember that depending on the thickness and the drape of the fabric you may have to add more or less volume.
Depending on the volume you add, it is very normal for the side seams and the hem to become unbalanced, so in today’s class, I am going to teach you how to balance the seams.
That is why it is very important that you always prototype and use a fabric with a thickness and drape similar to the final fabric.
As always, if you have any questions about this class you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to make the pattern for the tent dress.
It is not necessary that you sew it, but you will earn extra points because you can practice the side seam and the hem as stability.
You already know that you can perform this exercise in real size or on a half-scale.
Remember that so that I can correct the exercises, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly.