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« on: June 28, 2008 12:11:58 PM »

My daughter's 5th birthday is coming up and she *really* *really* wants a dress like Amy Adams in Enchanted - the one she supposedly made on the fly by cutting up Roberts curtains. I'll attach a picture. Anyone know where I can get a pattern? I have looked all over the web and can't find anything similar, especially for a child. Obviously it doesn't need the v-neck-cleavage thing going on, but cap sleeves, an empire waist and double layer skirt split up the front would be great.

Any ideas?

I got this project finished and posted photos below!

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008 12:44:27 PM »

Okay, I found this one which is close, McCall's 5458:


You might want to cut the skirt a little fuller, and "cut away" the over skirt slightly in the front, but it's got the high waist and the puff sleeves.

Good luck! Post pictures when you're done!

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008 02:34:04 PM »

I don't know where you'd find one, but I want one for me too!

...but I'm 25...

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008 02:57:24 PM »

Simplicity 9497 " Child's and Girls' Purse and Dress" Has the prefect slit-front over-skirt as well as puff sleeves. That type of cap/puff sleeve seems impossible to find even in adult clothes patterns, so is a puff an okay substitute?

 Sorry i couldn't link it, Simplicity is dumb like that
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 03:07:20 PM »

I found a couple of adult sized butterick patterns that are similar



And it seems that dress is very similar to the Regency period style of dresses, so I did a search of historical Regency costumes and found this site that had a childrens costume


The first costume on the page, called High Waisted Dress. The only difference is this dress doesn't have the split skirt. I'm not much of a sewer, but I don't think it would be too hard to split the front of this pattern and then make a simple underdress, or make an attached panel to go behind the split. Anyhow, good luck! And I think that dress is gorgeous so I hope you can make it for the little one!

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008 03:42:41 PM »

Oh wow, thatnks so much for all the great pattern ideas! I'll definately put up pictures when I'm done. This should be a fun project... I hope I can find a pretty aqua colored fabric - since my curtains are not quite right. haha.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008 06:42:56 PM »

I don't know where you'd find one, but I want one for me too!

...but I'm 25...

Me too!

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008 09:20:36 PM »

Thanks again for all of the pattern ideas. Your leads on patterns helped me find yet another option... I may use Simplicity 3771 for the top part. The little blouse/dress on the bottom of the pattern has the perfect bodice/sleeves. If I add a long double layer skirt (instead of the ruffly one) with a split of the front of the top layer, it should look perfect! It may take a while for me to get this done, but I'll post again when I do.
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008 05:00:06 PM »

Has anyone found the fabric for this dress?Huh  I'm dying to make it for my daughter but can't find it anywhere.....I was told that someone got it at JoAnns but when I asked them they acted like they'd never seen it.....I'm discouraged!!!!

Any help would be appreciated!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008 07:51:29 AM »

Here it is! All finished - I was up until 1:30 last night trying to get it done. She loves it. Thanks for everyone's help, this was a fun project. I ended up getting the fabric at Joann's. It's not the same as the real Giselle's, but is the right color and has a lot of texture. I gave up looking for the perfect fabric after checking two huge stores and coming up with nothing better than this!

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