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« on: October 02, 2006 08:32:12 PM »

Okay so I'm pretty much in love with this style of dress, but when I look at the top I'm soooooo lost.. Does anyone know how to make a top like this for the dress. Help would be greatly appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006 09:06:17 PM »

You could start out by making a muslin bodice from a pattern for a princess seamed dress.  Try it on with an underwire bra and mark on the muslin where your underwires fall on the fabric.  (Add seam allowances when you cut) The cups are a circle, folded in half on the bias.  The folded edge is the the finished/top edge and the arched side has a dart set into it and is where it's attached to the dress... pleat it so it matches the length of the cup you cut, would be a good place to begin maybe?  I would say it's probably about an 8" circle?

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007 07:56:44 PM »

It's hard if you're not very experienced with pattern drafting, so maybe a good idea is too look for some commercial patterns that have that style. My first attempt ended up fitting someone tiny with huge tits. ((NOT me thats for damn sure)) hahaah. But i will learn from my mistakes. Mine were 'cat's eye' style anyway, they had a seam down the middle of the cups.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007 09:14:55 PM »

Try some of the corset tutes that are floating around on the boards.

Either that or buy a pattern that has a similar bodice.
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