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« on: March 31, 2008 10:38:38 PM »

Does anyone know of a good kids dress pattern to make a fluffy pinafore dress like this?  I know I'd probably have to purchase a petticoat to get the full effect.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 07:29:32 AM »

How experienced of a sewer are you? You've set the bar quite high if you are CosPlaying that character. That dress is a circle & half or double circle, fitted at the waist (i.e. a million triangle shaped pieces carefully cut to fit the waist). You can wire or use Horsehair edging to get a skirt to have the big loopy ruffled edge, but it's a lot of work. A purchased petticoat (a pinafore is an apron type thing) wouldn't be pretty enough to use as it is seen. Look at Butteric for patticoat patterns, making them short instead of floor length is easy.
Good Luck!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 12:00:38 PM »

Thanks for the advice.  Im not actually looking to make a literal interpretation with all the ups and downs on the skirt, Im just looking for a nice pattern for "heidi" or jumper  style dress with a full skirt for a girl.  I'll add a white blouse and a petticoat.  Its for an 8 yr old, so if it has the basic idea (red dress with white accents) of the character, she'll be quite satisfied
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 12:43:37 PM »

Would this work? 

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 01:50:04 PM »

THANKS!  I think the dorothy or the alice might just do the trick.  I was searching for something like that, and at 1am yesterday, could not find anything that looked right.  I may even do the alice dress in white with the over dress style of dorothy
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 02:09:52 PM »

If that pattern won't work for you, you might also want to check around on the internet for 'pageant dress' patterns.  They'll have the short, fluffy crinoline that you're looking for.

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