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Lovely Lesley
« on: January 21, 2008 08:17:03 PM »

I need some pattern suggestions for a dress for my senior recital. I want something formal, but not too flashy. My professor is kind of a stick in the mud when it comes to baring skin. If it were up to him, we'd be wearing long sleeved, high necked, super long dresses. But it's not.

Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 07:19:21 AM »

Here are a few that are modest (at least by my standards) and simple:

Vogue V1025

Vogue V2026
Vogue V8408

Hope those are helpful!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008 02:03:04 PM »

So, how covered up do you need to be?  Is sleeveless ok?  Obviously probably not really low necklines, but what about spaghetti straps or strapless?  Here are a ton of options (because I love looking at dress patterns Smiley):

What about going for some retro glam?  This one is very covered up, but awesome: Simplicity 3619
Another retro one: Simplicity 4270, with options for pretty sleeves or a shrug.
Simplicity 3676 - a couple of options for sheer overlays, which would give some coverage without looking matronly.
Simplicity 3783 - sweetheart or surplice necklines, options for short or long sleeves, plus different hem options
McCall 5269 - knee length sheath dress - this one is nice because it has a neckline that's open without being too low (hopefully!) and sleeves
McCall 4450 - strapless or spaghetti strap sweetheart neckline with a shrug

Are any of those heading in the right direction?

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Lovely Lesley
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008 04:38:59 PM »

I have fallen in love with this one

I will post pictures when I get it done, and maybe an action shot! I've got a month, so I should be good on time.

Thanks so much!

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008 05:29:59 PM »

Ohh, I have that pattern in my stash Smiley  I can't wait to see how it turns out for you!

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008 07:28:29 PM »

Oo, I was hoping you would choose one of the retro ones.  Are you going for the shrug or the sleeves?  I'm jealous -- I really wish I had more occasions to wear fancy dresses.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008 06:32:56 PM »

I chose this pattern today to make for my prom dress. I am extremely in love with it. The dress will be maroon and I'm doing white lace over it. I would love to see pics when you finish it. And know what you think of the pattern
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