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« on: December 02, 2011 05:57:45 AM »

Hello craftsters!  Smiley

I was just wondering if anyone knows were I can find a pattern to make a prom dress like this one?  Huh I really like the design of this dress and would be so thankful if someone here on craftster could help me with finding a pattern for a dress similar to this one!

P.S: Don't mind the "bling bling" thing around her waist on the right side, because I don't think I want to have that thing there anyway if I would make one myself  Wink  Tongue


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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011 06:18:12 AM »

Hiya Pink, just browsed the net a bit and found insanely expensive patterns for such dresses. Here in Holland we have magazines with patterns for plus sizes. Now is the time they have evening wear from christmas and NY as well. Depending on where you live, wouldn't you have such a magazine as well? If you'd take a strapless dress, it wouldn't be too hard to add the shoulder strap.
Please let me know if you found something.
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JHall
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011 08:41:01 PM »

Hey!
here is a dress with a similar bodice, it goes up to size 20, you could probably figure out how to add the one shoulder strap. I think it might be your best bet.
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2043-missmiss-petite-special-occasion-dresses.aspx

This dress has a one shoulder thing going on, also goes up to size 20, not as full of a skirt as your example, though.
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1642-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx

Similar, also up to size 20
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5000-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx


Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011 11:33:36 PM »

JHall, that first link is exactly the right dress. It's gorgeous.
Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011 06:35:12 AM »

Hiya Pink, just browsed the net a bit and found insanely expensive patterns for such dresses. Here in Holland we have magazines with patterns for plus sizes. Now is the time they have evening wear from christmas and NY as well. Depending on where you live, wouldn't you have such a magazine as well? If you'd take a strapless dress, it wouldn't be too hard to add the shoulder strap.
Please let me know if you found something.

Hello! I live in Sweden, and we do have different fashion magazines here as well with patterns for clothing and so on, but I just haven't been able to find a pattern for a dress like this one yet though.  Undecided I've been looking around in different stores and checking out several pages online were they can offer patterns for prom/evenings dresses for ages, but it's harder than I thought to find a pattern for a dress like this one.

It's my mom who's going to make the most of the dress, but I will help her with it as well, and she thinks it's easier to have a pattern when it's time for making the dress, instead of doing all by free hand.

I will just have to keep on searching I guess! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011 07:00:15 AM »

Hey!
here is a dress with a similar bodice, it goes up to size 20, you could probably figure out how to add the one shoulder strap. I think it might be your best bet.
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2043-missmiss-petite-special-occasion-dresses.aspx

This dress has a one shoulder thing going on, also goes up to size 20, not as full of a skirt as your example, though.
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1642-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx

Similar, also up to size 20
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5000-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx


Good luck!


Thank you for sharing these links with me, that's really nice of you!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2011 01:53:13 PM »

Good luck! The first link will probably be best. It's not empire waist, like your example, but if you (/your mom) make a satin or charmeuse sash/belt to go with it, it'll be almost identical! Or, you could always alter the bodice of the dress to be shorter and the skirt to be longer. Either way, it's probably your best bet!
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