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« on: March 15, 2009 03:08:31 AM »

Hi there,
I am madly in love with bodycon dresses like these:
Except that they're both kind of expensive.

So does anyone know of any commercial dress patterns that look similar? Cheesy


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009 07:25:14 PM »

I haven't seen any.  Your best bet would be to find a regular long-sleeved t-shirt pattern (made for stretch knits!), make it a few sizes smaller and draw/cut out a lower front and back and make the whole thing a bit longer.  You might be able to find a leotard that didn't have a back like that, but I haven't been able to find one.  Then again, you could probably find a swimsuit pattern, but I think that making the sleeves would be harder than just cutting out the back.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 08:36:17 PM »

I agree with mystico_tala - your best bet is to use a long sleeve t-shirt pattern, and extend the bottom til it's the right length. Just make sure to overestimate the length by several inches, as the stretch tends to make the dress shorten a lot! And you'll be best off with a four-way stretch so that you can get in and out of it, and won't ride up too much.

Another option for the pattern is to get a multi-size leotard/gymwear pattern - I have one that has patterns for leotards (sleeveless, short & longsleeve, as well as two-piece) and leggings. This is really useful, because I can trace off different sizes if I'm working with a low-stretch fabric. Or, you could go cheap and easy, and trace around a long-sleeve tshirt of your own! This isn't complicated at all, as stretch fabric is very forgiving. And then all you'd have to do is decide how deep to make the front and back scoops.

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