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« on: August 10, 2010 02:45:43 PM »

So my friend is having this awesome wedding where "creative moulin rouge type apparel is encouraged" in October. I really want to make myself a can can girl costume and I found this one doing a google search.(I want to make the pink version) Has anyone made this pattern or made a pattern by this pattern maker before? I don't want to spend $20 on a pattern that I'm going to find more difficult to use than just altering a Simplicity pattern.

I wonder if just shortening the skirt on view A of this pattern would be easier?

Any help or other pattern suggestions would be appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 01:03:46 AM »

From what I've read regarding corsetry, Laughing Moon is one of the premier companies. I've always loved that pattern but never had a reason to buy it Tongue You can read 3 reviews of that pattern on PatternReview:


In theory, you could take a Truly Victorian evening blouse and pair it with an overskirt worn over bloomers or a petticoat, but you'd be paying about as much for the patterns.


I've made that bodice for two very differently shaped women and they both fit amazing Cheesy If LM has the same tailoring principles factored into the pattern, then you may as well buy the costume pattern.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 09:30:15 AM »

Thank you so much, that is really helpful. Its a bit daunting diving into a project like this as I haven't made anything with that fancy of draping and fitting before. I know I can do it if the instructions are really clear and I bone up on my fabric manipulation techniques. I just don't want to dive in if I don't have the proper instruction and information.  Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010 05:50:42 PM »

I bought that exact pattern but haven't made anything yet, instructions were
clear to me but I've been sewing for some time now and will ad lib where I need to lol
but I find simplicity patterns are not too hard to follow
Also I bought the pattern on a sale at handcock fabrics for like $1 so price wasnt
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