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« on: February 28, 2009 08:10:05 PM »

Oh geez, hi guys.
I am planning on making Sophie Hatter's costume for an upcoming anime convention, and I am left quite befuddled about how to go about making the top of the dang thing.

(Here's a convenient image of both the front and back: http://www.absoluteanime.com/howls_moving_castle/sophie.jpg )

I bought a pattern I found at a thrift store with the hopes of being able to modify it to work, but that strange gathering she has in the front is confusing me.

Does anyone know how to do that kind of thing? I would be forever indebted to you and would be profoundly thankful!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009 07:59:59 AM »

From the picture, I think that is a yoke at the top of the dress, with the rest of the bodice gathered into it.


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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 07:28:20 AM »

Her dress always reminds me of the blue gingham one Marilla makes for Anne in the Anne of Green Gables movie with Megan Follows.  I agree, it looks like a yoke front.  I'd look for a costume pattern similar to this one:  http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M9423.htm?tab=costumes&page=6 (maybe not that one exactly, as you'd have to alter the back a bit), to use as a basis for your dress.  You may be able to Frankenstein the pattern you've got, together with another one to get the right look.  Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 07:01:02 AM »

Again, definitely a yoke front.  Prairie dresses were popular in the 70's, so you might be able to find a vintage pattern to help you out on ebay or something.  Yokes were also very popular in the 40's, to help you get started.
If you get one of those costume patterns to work with you can probably just make the bodice a little bigger, trace out a scoop neck, add seam allowance, gather the front a bit, and sew it back in.  (Here is a really simple for a yoke style shirt to give you an idea of what it is about).
And the gathering at the waist is another seam.  Or you could sew in some elastic or something for the same effect, depending on the patter you have.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 12:03:42 PM »

I own these patterns:

while not for sale, I'm sure we could figure something out if you think one or the other might help Wink
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