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Topic: Need this ModCloth dress for my bridesmaids  (Read 2362 times)
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Alice11D7
« on: December 02, 2009 09:32:41 AM »

I would love to make this dress for my bridesmaids, however I have yet to find a pattern for such a dress. I do NOT want to try and tackle this without a pattern, especially since I have a wedding, graduation, and grad school to worry about for the next few months. Does anyone have a pattern suggestion?

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 12:44:38 PM »

Hillary Duff from McCalls Patterns has similar dresses that you might be able to modify slightly...here is one that could use a belt or not--it is cute and might work--good luck--you have a lot on your plate for sure!  Congrats on the wedding!

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5848.htm?tab=hilary_duff&page=1
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 07:43:22 PM »

Here's a bunch with that neckline, but all different skirt styles:

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5659.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5653.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5874.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
http://www.butterick.com/item/B5353.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
http://www.butterick.com/item/B5179.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1828-missmiss-petite-dresses.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1903-misses-dresses.aspx

And one with a different yoke, but still really pretty:

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1906-missmiss-petite-dresses.aspx
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009 11:22:00 PM »

Thanks! I think the main feature I like about the dress is the keyhole element, both in the front and back. I think if I could find something that matches the top portion of the dress I'd be set; the bottom seems to be a simple maxi skirt. My sister loves this dress, as does my best friend, so I hope to get as close to it as possible (a wedding should be fun for everyone).
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009 04:42:52 AM »

Check out this one:  http://www.simplicity.com/p-1728-misses-dresses.aspx

It doesn't actually really look anything like the one you posted.  However, it does have that rounded collar (it's just sewn on to more dress) and a keyhole.  However, if you take the theory of that keyhole piece, which is basically to have a two piece front, with the top (at the keyhole) slightly angled back, you could apply it to one of the patterns that Alexus 1325 posted.  I'm not explaining it very well, because I don't have the pattern with me at the moment, but basically, I think it'd be pretty easy to take that element of the Simplicity dress, and incorporate it into another dress.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009 04:00:28 PM »

I thought I'd toss my 2 cents' worth into the pile.  FYI, I have made a couple dresses from the Simplicity pattern that was suggested before me.  It's cute, but it's not what the pictures show it to be.  The way it's constructed doesn't allow for altering the sleeves very easily without a lot of headache.  It's possible that the other dresses will be more to your liking and easier to make without as much alteration.  Good luck and congratulations!
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