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nikkiana
« on: September 26, 2005 04:11:14 PM »

I'm having a terrible time finding dresses I like for a wedding dress so I'm considering having my mom make me one... However, I hate all the patterns I've seen as well... (or what I like, she refused to make) so the only option I've left to try is to try to design my own dress for her to make.. but the idea seems kinda daunting because I don't sew and I know she's never made anything that's not with a pattern (though I know she's made some very difficult stuff with patterns). I don't really know where to start... Does anyone have any suggestions for us to design the perfect dress?
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thisisnotours
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005 04:30:44 PM »

now is not the time to start experimenting with making your own patterns from scratch! it can be so futile.

modify, modify, modify!

that's the best advice i have... find patterns with qualities you would like your dress to have. even if they are only used for reference points for things such as sleeves they help so much. use the top of one dress or the bottom of another and add and take away whatever you need to make it your own.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005 07:39:27 PM »

now is not the time to start experimenting with making your own patterns from scratch! it can be so futile.

modify, modify, modify!

that's the best advice i have... find patterns with qualities you would like your dress to have. even if they are only used for reference points for things such as sleeves they help so much. use the top of one dress or the bottom of another and add and take away whatever you need to make it your own.

I second that.  If you don't know how to draft a wedding gown pattern then its best to cheat off of patterns. 
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soteralu
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005 05:53:23 PM »

I second the idea of modifying an existing pattern, with one suggestion -

Don't limit yourself just to the wedding dress patterns when you look - costume patterns are wonderfully adapatable for formal wear.

Good luck! 
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