New Mexico USA
Member since 8/18/08
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.
Member since 4/8/02
In reply to sunny0702
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.