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« on: April 28, 2009 06:34:35 PM »

i am absolutely in love with this dress! can someone please point me in the right direction of a pattern close to this one? i have no idea! it doesnt have to be as heavy duty as this one


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 11:55:52 AM »

I'm a bit of a beginner so I might not be much help, but it doesn't look THAT complicated... a basic wrap around dress with one of those funky belt fastening's on the side. I don't really use patterns so I can't help you on that front, but I bet you it's a lot simpler than it appears to be.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009 02:10:33 PM »

i am pretty sure, that the main part (greyish fabric) is a just one rectangle, a bit longer than how you want the dress to be (for the original dress: a little longer than the arm including the hand)

you will probably need 3 parts:
- lining (to hold the draped part in shape)
- draped rectangle
- the yellowish edge-thing

first: the lining. you could take one tight dress you own for the basic shape and alter it to be a wrap-dress. (or a pattern for some tight dress. and every pattern for a wrap dress that's not too loose in the waist will work as you won't need the sleeves or the collar and the bodice is always the same)
sew the wrap-dress and then drape the rectangle on it to look like the original dress (it can't be that difficult, but it will probably take some time to look right)
then the hem (the yellow thing that goes around the dress, i don't know how to call it)
i would make the lining-layer and then trace the shape of the hems on some paper to get the shape of the yellow edge-thing.

but: the yellowish part seems to be about one half circle for the hem and the neckline i don't know, but you could use some shirt you already own and just trace the shape for that or the lining or use it for your basic dress.

it might be possible to do that with stretchy fabric as "lining". if that works, it will be much easier to do.

there have to bee some invisible buttons to keep the thing closed.

i hope that makes sense, i'm half asleep and english is not my first language
pm me if you want more of my thoughts (or don't understand what i wrote) ;-)

« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009 07:31:02 PM »

well i have some fabric and im thinking i might make this dress out of it! if i don't chicken out lol

thank you for your help!!

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009 11:15:57 AM »

You might want to get some cheap fabric, old sheet, or muslin to make a mock-up before you use your "real" fabric!

Good luck and please post your results.   Smiley

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