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« on: September 29, 2010 05:44:33 AM »

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Finished!
See here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364220.0

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I think my two simplicity patterns work well for this dress (see reply below) but now I can't find fabric!!!  I didn't think it would be so difficult to find a black polka dot.  There's a 100% polyester at Joann's but the dots are too big and 100% polyester sounds just yucky.  The only other option I can find is 100% cotton in the quilting fabrics and that's gonna be a pain to iron.  I looked online and I couldn't find any other fabric content in this print except 100% silk at $36/yard - way out of my price range!  Where do you find fabric?  What content would you think to use for this dress?

Thanks for your help!!

I saw this awesome dress on Modcloth and I would like to try to recreate it.  I'd like to lengthen the skirt a bit and construct it from higher quality material - the comments consistently say that the cloth is really lightweight and flimsy.  Anyway, here's a photo of the original dress.  What patterns are out there that might be modified to make it?
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Aislynn
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 06:23:13 AM »

McCall's has a shirtdress pattern that's very close.  The color is slightly different, and the sleeves would need to be modified, but it's got the same overall appearance:  http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m4769-products-7355.php?page_id=108
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010 09:47:56 AM »

No ideas, sorry, but I'm looking forward to hearing others'! I saw that dress on Modcloth and fell in love with it too! But I had the same reservations over the quality of the material. Good luck, I'd love to see the finished result
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010 12:07:49 PM »

You know, the other thing you could do really simply would be to start with a blouse pattern that matches the top, and simply mark your waistline and add a 1/2 circle skirt, especially since the buttons don't continue down the skirt.  You may need to add a hidden side zip to get the thing off, though.  I'd bet there's one in the original.

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6035-products-10733.php?page_id=482
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m2094-products-682.php?page_id=482
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010 05:15:24 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions!  I'm still noodling, but that helps a bunch!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010 05:49:22 PM »

What do you guys think of the top from this:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5005-misses-dresses.aspx
with the skirt from
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2042-misses-dresses.aspx
(I actually already have this pattern)
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010 12:57:45 PM »

Please see new question edited into the original post!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010 04:12:03 PM »

It is a shirt dress. Princess lines that come from the shoulder seam down. Here is a pattern that mimicks the top. http://butterick.mccall.com/b5538-products-12360.php?page_id=147 The bottom part or skirt part looks like this. http://butterick.mccall.com/b4136-products-1132.php?page_id=367 If you put them together with shirt tucked in and add the belt you would get the same look. Or you can try this pattern and just modify the collar.http://butterick.mccall.com/b5315-products-9432.php?page_id=155

Make the dress with a small print to get the feel of polka dots.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010 03:21:08 PM »

Lots of dots here.
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http://www.moodfabrics.com/index.php?file=categorylist&icatid=1&imstype_id=187&posms=25&frompage=menutop&frmpg=toplk
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010 05:46:21 PM »

You can see the finished product here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364220.0

Thanks for your help, everyone!
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