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« on: June 21, 2008 05:49:59 PM »

We are throwing my MIL a 50's prom party for her 70th Bday next month and I'm stumped as to what to wear.  I do NOT want to do the poodle dog skirt thing.  I'll reserve that for my 6 month old girl.  Wink  I LOVE this dress!
   
Does anyone know of a similar pattern?  The neckline can be more simple (without the banding). 

Any other ideas would be appreciated.  Any tips to find fabulous fabric would be GREATLY appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 06:11:10 PM »

There are some Simplicity patterns, but none on their website that looked like what you wanted.  Did you try Vogue, they have some nice ones, like this:

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V1043.htm?tab=whats_new&page=1

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V1011.htm?tab=vintage_vogue&page=1

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2960.htm?tab=vintage_vogue&page=1

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2902.htm?tab=vintage_vogue&page=2

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2903.htm?tab=vintage_vogue&page=2

Or try this website.

http://www.lanetzliving.net/

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 06:13:57 PM »

Wow - you're quick thanks!  I just checked back in to say that I think I'm just going to make a black circle skirt, white tank, and a red belt...  Easy and maybe just a little bit of the "bad" 50's girl.   Grin
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