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Chloe parachute cloth dress
moushka

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Date: 1/2/12 2:48 PM

I fell in love with this dress on Ssense.com Chloe dress and was wondering how I might copy it. Anyone have any suggestions? TIA,

Sue

P.S. Whoops, I'm in the wrong topic! Will change it as soon as I figure out how.
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Date: 1/2/12 3:51 PM

Parachutes used to be made out of silk, so you could definitely use silk to get a good drape. On the other hand, if you specifically want the nylon, you could cut down a hammock, like they carry here:http://www.seasonsgalore.com/54-x-108-royal-blue-lite-ventures-brazilian-style-parachute-cloth-hammock/

If you are looking for a specific pattern, I have seen tops with that kind of neck/shoulder treatment, but you might have to draft the sleeve part. I can't tell exactly what they have done with the hem.

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Date: 1/6/12 5:20 PM

Thanks for your suggestions, sunny0702.

I'm not as worried about the fabric (I'll probably use silk as polyethylene really doesn't sound appealing) as I am about drafting the back. The dress is actually sleeveless with ruffles or a flounce - the flounce appeals to me more. I'll take a look for a blouse or top in that neckline/shoulder style. It would give me a place to start.

Sue

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