Hi there! I need your help! This is a bit long, but please read it! Please!
I'm going to be in a show (in January-ish) called "Leader of the Pack" which is about the life of Ellie Greenwich, a singer/songwritter, and her husband Jeff Berry, a songwritter as well, during the 1960's. It has lots of fun songs like "Chapel Of Love", "Leader of the Pack", "Do Wah Diddy", you get the idea. I'm going to be one of the back-up singers/dancers.
While the show isn't going to open until January, the theater I work at is having a Gala to introduce the new season (which "Leader of the Pack" is in.) This Gala is the 2nd and 3rd weekend in September. While we will be in costumes, it will basically be what-ever we all can throw together. What I want to do is this: make a 60's dress I can wear that I can also dance in AND to show the director what I can do (sewing and design-wise) and *hopefully* get to be the costume designer for the show!
I can sew, follow patterns, and whatnot, but I'm not so good at drafting my own (even easy ones) which is why I would need a pattern.
What I need help on is finding a good pattern or tutorial. Hopefully free or cheap, but I'd be willing to spend a little money if it's a good pattern. I've been scouring craftster and have been looking at Simplicity patterns. But the thing is, I can't buy things online. So I need a free website or a pattern I can buy at JoAnn's. I'm also willing to do a swap with someone if they had any vintage patterns they could copy and send me.
I'm specifically looking for a dress a la Twiggy. Short, bold, and I'd like personally like sleeveless, but that's not nessesary. These are dresses I like: