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« on: September 30, 2007 04:51:56 PM »

Hey all!  I just happened onto a music video via craftzine.com that has two dresses in it that I'd really love to fling into my wardrobe.  Since I'm still very new to sewing, and to clothing construction, I don't have a great eye for recognizing lines and being able to match items I see with possibly workable patterns.  Thus, I'm asking for help from people who are more experienced than me.  (That would be you guys.   Grin )

Here's the link to the page with the video on it:

The two dresses I'm interested in figuring out how to duplicate for myself are the yellow dress with puff sleeves and black accents that the singer is wearing, and the red dress that the Russian dancer is wearing.    The yellow dress I want just for wearing, and the Russian dancer dress I'd like to possibly make for Halloween (I'm thinking of being Little Red Riding Hood), although it's so pretty that I'd also like to keep it to wear for everyday things.  (I probably wouldn't make it out of the satiny stuff.)

Possibly of note:  My measurements are hourglass, I'm busty, and I'm plus size (about a 22 in American store-bought sizing).  I'm alright with tackling a little sizing-up on a pattern, if it's not too difficult.

If you have any advice, suggestions, helpful links, anything, I would really love your input.  Thank you very much to all.  Smiley

Also:  Shocked small world!  A former Craftster swap partner of mine helped craft the costumes/props for that video!  How cool!

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007 11:00:14 AM »

Folkwear Patterns have a couple that would possibly work for the Russian dress: http://www.barjaveldesign.com/patterns.htm (Austrian Dirndl #123 & Russian Settlers' Dress #128)

This Simplicity top is similar to the yellow dress: http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4022 otherwise, you might like this dress: http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4050

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007 02:59:32 AM »

That's super helpful - thank you so much!

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