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« on: May 11, 2008 07:27:11 PM »

So I know this is probably a simple dress to make, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a detailed tutorial or pattern to make something like this?  Thanks!

« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 07:46:44 PM »

This style is really popular right now, so any of the "big 4" (Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue, McCall) would have one.  Here are a couple examples:

McCall 5423 - for knits - I've made it, and it's very easy to sew
McCall 5535 - also for knits - I also made this one, and although I wasn't happy with the results due to a bad choice in fabric, it was also very easy to sew

I know that Simplicity has a couple of top patterns like this, too, that would be fairly easy to lengthen into a dress and may be sized for wovens.  Enjoy!   Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 07:32:13 PM »

I'm going to go on a limb and say it looks like 4 rectangles.  One for the front of the skirt and one for the back.  then for the arms--fold the rectangle in half and sew up part of the side, leaving the arm hole.  Gather the edges that attach to the dress and then attach it. 

That's my guess.  I'm fairly certain I saw a tutorial around here somewhere that had something similar....

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008 07:55:19 PM »

Does this style of dress have like a specific name or something?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008 11:30:57 AM »

It looks almost like a duro dress.  Without the waist band or edging.  That's the closest I can think of

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