I made this asymmetrical, one shoulder dress and wrote a post and review about it here.
I put it together rather quickly in an attempt to enter it in a contest on sewing pattern review. Alas, I did not get it made in time (stupid 18 minutes late:P). I added a flounce to the neckline of the dress to reflect one I liked. When I made it, I drafted it part freehand, part with my French curve and in a hurry. Becasue of that, I did not explain how I did it in my previous post. In my review of the pattern, I had a request to explain my process in detail.
To be honest, what I did would not make sense to explain now, so I remade the dress with a flounce that one could replicate.
To begin, I followed the steps 1, 2 and 4 of the of the original Burda 7225 pattern. I went back to step 3, installing the zipper, after I added the flounce do not do it now. Next, I pinned the dress to my dress form ; you can lay the dress on a flat surface if you do not have a form (do I need to suggest you make mine?).
I took a look in my pattern cabinet and found Mccalls 5579, a dress with a neckline flounce that can be modified for this dress.
I took pattern piece number 6 from the Mccalls 5972 and cut it to the largest size in my range which is 14. I then matched the wide end of flounce to the underarm zipper area and pinned it to the top of the dress across to the stitched shoulder seam. I folded the end over to mark the front length and took it to my fabric on the cutting table.
|Fitting the flounce to the neckline.|
|Cut the flounce on the fold|
I cut the flounce and pinned it to the top of the dress beginning at the zipper seam. (I did not hem my flounce because of the the type of fabric this is. I made a narrow hem on the other dress. If you need to hem your fabric, do it before pinning). I continued pinning, adjusting the drape as I went along. I pinned it loosely so it maintaines the flow.
|Pin flounce beginning at zipper. Pin wrong side of flounce to right side of dress.|
|Continue pinning flounce around back.|
I continued with steps 5 and 6 to add the facing.
|Pin facing to top of flounce right sides together. Stitch|
|Trim facing to reduce bulk in the seam. Turn facing to inside and press.|
|Stitch facing to the body of the dress keeping the flounce free.|
|Facing stitched to the body of the dress with the flounce free.|
I enlarged the armsyce on this dress because it is too small. I cut the pattern this time instead of cutting the dress like I did last time. If you make this adjustment, remember to increase the length of the armhole facing you will use later.
That is all for now.