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« on: March 11, 2010 01:59:57 PM »

Hey everyone!
Okay, so this year is my junior prom, and I intend to make my own dress. My only problem is that I don't know where to start. I can't find any patterns, because I'm plus sized, and as far as making it completely from scratch without a pattern or any kind of walk-through... Yeah, that's not going to happen. So I would be eternally grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

Here's what I want in a dress:
1) I'm plus-sized, and I hate my arms, but I do like my shoulders, so I was thinking of an off-the-shoulder type deal with longer sleeves, sort of like Winona Ryders dress in the movie Edward Scissorhands, which I can't find a good picture of AT ALL (so if you've got a better one, feel free to post it.) But generally this is it:

2) I was also thinking of doing a swing/psychobilly type dress with a circle skirt that goes a bit past my knees.

3) I have no idea what to do about the bodice. /:

So, if you can provide any help whatsoever -tutorials/links/pattern for the skirt, ideas for the bodice, anything- I will be forever in your debt! Also, if you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks! <3
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010 12:58:54 PM »

i don't know where you live but there are A LOT of plus size patterns out there.  try simplicity,

or this


this vogue pattern, the top looks like what your looking for http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v2842-products-7036.php?page_id=186

you just have to look really hard when your plus size.

or you might consider finding a used dress in a thrift (your size or bigger & reconing it) sometimes its a lot easier than starting from scratch. thats what i did for my daughter & she loved it. & used the xtra to make a handbag & wrap

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010 11:18:31 PM »

Thank you very much for your help! (:
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 02:56:45 AM »

would you consider making a corset bodice? they're always good Smiley
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