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Part two of my “build your dream dress” adventure, where we give up on using a pattern (and flat patternmaking) and drape the damn thing instead. I had some large, leftover scraps from when I sewed some v-shaped pillowcases from a flat sheet (seriously, v-shaped pillows waste so much fabric), pinned it to my dress form and set to work. Being one of my first attempts at draping a bodice, I lacked that fancy tape for marking style lines so just ended up scribbling all over the sheet with a water-soluble pen. I knew I would encounter problems because the mannequin isn’t 100% my shape or size, but I cross-referenced it afterward with my sloper and it turned out okay! Because I was not certain that my experiment would work out, I used a very cheap, kind of rough fabric (not quilting-rough, but almost linen-rough?) from Taobao that I didn’t…