Drapey angles and balloons

Here’s some May Day fun. Will this idea last ?
Feast your eyes on the fascinating cut of these voluminous dresses.

Issey Miyake Vogue 1238

”v1238”

Sandra Betzina Vogue 1234

”v1234”

McCall’s 6347

”m6347”

or McCall’s 6350 for something more restrained.

”m6350”

For a balloon style, there’s the Sewing Workshop Tosca dress.

”swtosca”

or Donna Karan Vogue 1175.

”v1175”

And what about these pants :

Vogue Woman Vogue 8588

”v8588”

or for stretch knits there’s Vogue 8738.

”v8738”

And a skirt by AKO, Vogue 1248

”v1248”

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I love that it’s possible to wear longer dresses this season. People here are coming out in them as soon as the sun shines. And I love swishing skirts. These look as if they would be marvellous to swirl around in. Though I’m not sure what happens when you sit down.

And I do think this is one instance where shape shouldn’t echo shape. I may have a triangle shape body, but I don’t think I would look good in these triangle shape clothes ! More like a mountain with foot hills. . .

I’m intrigued with how these are made, though I wouldn’t be happy wearing them myself.

But great fun for those with the panache to carry it off :D

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Patterns and links available May 2011

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3 Comments on “Drapey angles and balloons”


  1. This is very useful to me :) I’m doing design related to pockets and I was searching in google, glad I found this website, it’s amazing that we have same inspirations, thx a lot for your references !!!!

    • sewingplums Says:

      Thanks echohuang – I enjoyed your ideas about pockets.

      For amateurs the advantage is we can add embroidery without worrying whether it’s commercially viable !

      Do you like Alabama Chanin’s styles ? – a hand-made effect for less work.


      • Wow, I’ve searched about some of Alabama’s work, that is actually very clever ! There’s some chinese embroidery techinique that will also put small piece of fabric instead of huge amount of hand sewing time.

        That’s fantasic idea, thx so much about it :D I actually considering doing it :)


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