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« on: January 08, 2008 04:12:35 PM »

So, I've been commissioned by a friend to try and recreate a dress for her... Normally, that'd be easy. I'm a good seamstress... even though I'm a guy... lol

Anyway, This...


http://www.fairygothmother.com/70-r21sl.htm

Is the skirt. It's a two peice dress with an overbust corset on top.

The rest of the dress can be seen through the link.

I really need help finding a skirt pattern for something similar... So, Umm... Help?

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 04:31:49 PM »

Honestly? Any formal skirt pattern that has a tulip hem in the back will do. the only alteration is the bow is attached by drawing up fabric and making it a pencil skirt.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 04:41:45 PM »

You see, the website says that it's a "Fishtail" Skirt... and I've never heard of anything like that, It seems to be some type of dance skirt that looks like nothing like the picture...

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008 04:43:40 PM »

Vogue 8003 seems similar, although it is ruched between the waist and the start of the fishtail
Vogue 8281 also has possibilities...
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 04:57:55 PM »

A fishtail is a skirt with a flare at the base.  The easiest way to make this would be to take a straight skirt pattern, then at the knees add a flare out on the pattern pieces.  You can just tape pieces of paper to your pattern and draw a simple flare onto it then use that as your pattern.  From the photos it looks like the flare in the back is a bit bigger, maybe a godet is added to give it more volume.  The bow looks more like it is just added on and the skirt is very tight to the knees and flares out below.  Hope that helps! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008 06:47:08 PM »

Here is another Vogue pattern that may be helpful.  It is a dress, but you could conceivably make it into a skirt.  I think the lines for the bottom part of it may be the closest to what you are looking for.

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008 10:33:08 PM »

the skirts the easy bit! as others have said its pretty much a fishtail skirt with a tight bow

getting the (quite longline) corset to fit perfectly, complete with steel boning & modesty panel is the fun part! (fairy gothmother usually make very good quality clothing, steep prices but their corsets are pretty well made)
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 12:47:47 PM »

With the corset, she's not worried about the function, just the look really.

I have a pattern she likes and if she wants the corset look, all I have to do is install eyelets in the back and "Lace it up.

Anyway, thanks for everything! We've ordered Sommer's first pattern suggestion, and we're going to keep mystico_tala's  suggestion as back up.

Thanks again so much for the help.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008 05:18:11 PM »

omg my best friend wore that in her wedding!if it was laid out and pics were taken in all different angles maybe you could draw up your own pattern?
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