My Frocktober dress started as a doodle on the pattern envelope garment renderings. In my many years of collecting vintage patterns I ran across many notes and names and other useful info about the pattern and on a very rare occasion I have found additional drawings of the intended outcome of the garment. I always wondered how those doodles came about. I have altered and amended many patterns and never doodled on the envelope till this project. Without rhyme or reason I just pulled out the pattern and just started my doodle then I executed it, it was a different method but I might just start implementing it regularly.
My fabric is a mid weight stretch denim with white pinstripes. I chose this pattern because I could adjust the grain lines of the pattern pieces to create visual interest in the fabric.
I cut the bodice sides and center back on the bias to create a chevron effect. The added sleeve bands were also cut on the bias.
|a ribbon tie was added across the upper back for additional interest|
To add to the detailing I chose decorative thick zigzag stitching in lieu of basic top stitching as directed by the pattern.
Do you doodle on pattern envelopes too? Have you ever came across a pre-loved pattern envelope with garment modifications?