How I Made My Cold Shoulder Design sleeved dress.
I was out and about in town the day I saw this fabric at a lady’s store in town. Usually, I don’t like impulse buying, so most times I never hold cash when I am going to areas I know I will get tempted to buy things. But on this day I really tried my best to run away from the fabric at the end I couldn’t I had to buy it 🙈 from the store I already knew the style I was going to make with it.
Sleeve length 14
Bust 42 +5
Waist 36 +5
Hip 44 +5
Using my hip measurement of 45+5=50 I divided the 50 into 2 for the front and back block. So each block is 25 inches.
To complete length of my dress at 60, I joined about 16 inches to my regular 45 inch Ankara Fabric. Study the picture below.
Next I move to the arm hole area and neck area. At first I wanted a different type of neck line but I changed my mind and went for the deep U neck line.
Here is the front and back block. The only difference between them is the neck line. The front neck line is a deeper 7 inches, while the back is higher 1.5 inches.l thought about having very large pockets in front so I cut it out here.
The sleeve… I wanted a full gathers sleeve with cold shoulder design detail on this dress… so here is how I cut it out. I folded my fabric into two as a square and then cut out 2 semi circles.
As for the neck and armhole finishing, I pipped it. I then fixed the sleeve half way on the armpit area. Next I placed the pockets in front and finally joined the sides together and finished the hem line.
Here is the Amazing result. I definitely was looking like a new African wife the day I rocked this outfit. People kept commending the design on me and I felt good knowing I made it the same day I got the fabric 🤗😉 .
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