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Topic: BCBG Halter dress--can this be made?  (Read 5662 times)
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« on: March 30, 2005 01:49:10 PM »

Hi, I'm a knitter.  In principle, I can sew.  I have never sewn clothing though, just makeup bags.

I DESPERATELY want this dress:


Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately,  Cheesy, I can't bring myself even to pay the bluefly price.  So I turn to craftster's AWESOME sewers--how hard would this be?  how would I do it?  How expensive would the materials likely be?

Thank you for your tolerance of my ignorance!

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005 01:56:37 PM »

anything can be made...

i think that all this dress would be is a simple hulter dress with ribbon
you would sew the ribbon in at the end of the seam at the v and then it looks likt the ribboniis just crosed over at the back and tied in a cute bow in the front!!

i hope that was some help!
its a really nice dress!!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005 04:22:29 AM »

okay this i my idea. simplicity pattern  4581 is pretty similar. go for versoin A in a grey black matterial ask the people in the shop for one with similar quantities to the fabric used in the dress (68% Acetate / 27% Polyester / 5% Spandex)  if your not sure.

it should be farely easy to adapt the pattern to tie at the back if you want it too. then you just need some shiney grey ribbon and sew it round under the bust seam then round th waist  seam to tie in a bow.

sewing a pattern is not that hard but im not sur eabout the fabric you need and whether that would be hard to sew i dont tend to sew in anything polyester as i cant wear it so i wouldnt know

hope i helped at least a little
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2005 10:11:36 PM »

Thanks so much, you both rock!

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2005 08:28:08 PM »

a little late but hey! all you need to do for this is add ribbon pretty much: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M3883.htm?tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=4  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007 11:18:46 PM »

Hey -- thought I'd add my 2 cents to this...

I agree with the member who said it was similar to New Look 4581 -- I did that last summer and it turned out gorgeously.  It was pretty easy and I think that with the right fabric and some good topstitched ribbon you could easily achieve the look of that BCBG dress.

Hope that helped a little.   Smiley

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