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SidecarStella
« on: February 19, 2008 05:50:02 PM »

Hello all!!  First off, I would like to say that I am extremely new to Craftster and I adore everything about it!  The creativity levels of all you ladies !and gentlemen! (I am constantly assuming that everyone on here is a women, apparently I am a sexist pig, please forgive me) never cease to wow and amaze me!  That being said, I would like to ask a quick question that I desperately hope someone can help me with.  I need a pattern for a cutesy, shortish (knee length or even mid calf is great, but nothing to the floor) dress with SHORT SLEEVES.  I live in Texas where it is roughly a billion degrees most of the time and there are plenty of patterns for adorable halter dresses or sleeveless, strapless, or small strapped dresses, but I can find little or nothing close to what I am looking for.  I absolutely detest showing my arms and apparently this has doomed me to wear dowdy grandma dresses for the rest of my life.  I have found the following pictures online of dresses that I like, but it doesn't necessarily have to look anything like these.  I went crosseyed at the pattern catalogue table at Joann's last night trying to find something suitable.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I am a huge fan of the 40s and 50s rockabilly style clothing, but suggestions from any time period would be much appreciated.  Thanks in advance!












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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008 06:24:03 PM »

i suggest the "danielle dress" from burdastyle.com
i really like it (i'm planing on making it sleeveless though), i thing it's a great shape and looks great on several fabrics
http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/15
i don't know if you are familiar with that web, but you have to register to download patterns, and the best part is that you can take a look at other member's creations to see how the finished thing looks like.
there are tons of free patterns with instructions.


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M Fox
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008 08:24:23 PM »

Did you see any dresses you liked, but they had long sleeves?  You could shorten them.  Or maybe look for a shirt pattern and use the sleeves with one of the sleeveless dresses? 
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SidecarStella
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008 07:02:41 PM »

Ladies, oodles of thanks for taking the time to suggest these brilliant ideas.  I think I will try one of each. 
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