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« on: October 25, 2010 02:02:06 AM »

So Ive found this beautiful beautiful dress that I want to recreate for prom, and I quite cant wrap my head around the top half.

Pretty, ain't it?

There is obviously a tire around the waist and 6 pleats on top of the bust, and two small beneath, but I just cant imagine how the pattern looks... There dosnt seem to be any seams either, but I might be wrong. 

Anyone got any ideas? Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 04:03:07 AM »

This is the closest "Big 3" pattern to what you want, although it says it's for stretch-knits only:


Although you could re-draft a basic bodice into those neckline pleats by following the same principles as drafting a pencil skirt into a tulip skirt:


Hope that helps Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 06:33:43 PM »

I love that dress, Ive been wanting to make it myself!

I found this, very similar http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8555-products-9764.php?page_id=857
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010 01:55:21 PM »

I love that dress!!
Looks like Ill have to add it to my list of dresses to make...well after I make my playsuit Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011 04:41:33 PM »

what I would do would be to make a simple block same size as bust measurments and then make pleats on top and botton to make the dress fitted hope I helped

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011 05:27:26 PM »

I always wish people would come back and tell how they solved the problem!


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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012 10:41:13 PM »

This is super cute! I love rockabilly dresses but 1) They're so stinking expensive, and 2) I'm not great at sewing  Sad

Thus, I have only a few of them. If I had my way, I'd wear only this style of clothing.. every day Smiley

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