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Topic: *UPDATED!* Which Pattern is Best? (Receating an Existing Dress)  (Read 975 times)
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« on: January 21, 2011 05:23:58 PM »

Hi!
First of all, let me apologize if this is in the wrong section. This is my first post, and I just discovered this site yesterday!

I am very new at sewing, but my seamstress friend is teaching me to sew, and we are doing orders for costumes from Repo the Genetic Opera. (This isn't a very complicated or esoteric piece, so I didn't feel it needed to be in the cosplay section.)

Anyway, I am in between two patterns, and was hoping someone with more experience could give me some insight? I plan on buying the pattern before I meet with my friend.

Here is the dress I am recreating-







I am in between these patterns:

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6283-products-13586.php?page_id=108 (combination of the strapless front and short straight skirt deviations)

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5881-products-10118.php?page_id=108 (model C)

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m4440-products-116.php?page_id=108 (B, the yellow-green illustration)

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2314-junior-dresses.aspx (model A)


Please let me know what you think, and if you have any additional pattern suggestions.

Thanks a bunch! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011 06:56:07 PM »

Hmm, if it was me personally I would go with the 3rd suggestion and leave it as it is except defiantly make it shorter , it will be more tailored than the original but I liked that  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011 12:19:29 AM »

1 is really fun and unique in my opinion Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011 12:22:36 AM »

I would actually use the bust from this one: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5881-products-10118.php?page_id=108 and then just self draft an A-line skirt to add onto it, which is what you've got in the original.  Similar to the shape in this one: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6123-products-11137.php?page_id=108 if you want a pattern to reference.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011 12:23:53 AM »

Thanks so much to everyone who commented so far!

PS: Would it be relatively easy to alter the shape of any of the skirts into a straighter A-line? Since they are all pretty much the right shape except for fitting around the rib and waist, I figure it's possible. I know my friend would be able to do it, but is it an easy task? I'm a newbie, but I imagine it's just a matter of taking a ruler and drawing a straight line over the curve for the rib area fitting.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011 08:30:58 PM »

Updated with a fourth pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011 08:39:48 PM »

Oh, well there ya go! That 4th one is great Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011 08:46:13 PM »

Oh, well there ya go! That 4th one is great Smiley

I think it might be the winner.
I just have to get rid of the darts, add a second seam, and change the zipper position to the right side.
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