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Topic: Looking for a pattern similar to this DVF green dress...  (Read 2771 times)
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charlie78
« on: July 09, 2011 02:14:07 PM »

I am in love with the colour and style of this dress, and with knee high boots its to die for.

So can anyone help me with locating a pattern please?

thanks crafteees

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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 06:15:35 PM »

I did some peeking around, and considering that dress is selling/has sold-out at anywhere from $300 to $500 USD, I wouldn't want to buy one, either!

I feel like I've seen a retro or vintage pattern similar to that somewhere... I found one pattern that has potential for your project, V8615, but with a narrower skirt, and you'd have to add a button placket. The DVF dress is pretty 40s-ish, with batwing sleeves. Looking at vintage pattern resources may be the route to go. Vintage Patterns Wikia is a good resource, as they list known places to purchase given patterns.

Beyond that, I think you could start with a simple shift pattern and re-draft it into a v-back with a button placket. I found two from the Big 4 that might work if you don't find a vintage one that's closer, B5706 and M6465.

There's also several on BurdaStyle that could be useful, such as the free Candy Sundress, the free Batwing Top, and #111B, which costs $5.40.

There are drafting resources all over the internet. Simply search for whatever you're trying to do, like "how to draft a batwing sleeve," "change shape of neckline on a sewing pattern," or "how to draft a button placket." Google search has been invaluable to me over the years Cheesy

Best of luck with your project!
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