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Topic: Any advice on how to go about making this dress???  (Read 1292 times)
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« on: August 07, 2011 08:56:29 PM »

I have some red polka-dot fabric laying around and I want to make a vintage-y dress. I found this photo online and decided that this is what I want to make, but I have no idea how to go about it or what kind of pattern to make for it. Any advice or maybe similar patterns?

« Last Edit: September 18, 2011 07:59:48 PM by photojenn - Reason: hotlinked image » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011 08:48:31 AM »

Check out this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77268.0
If you want functional buttons, instead of sewing up both front seams, leave one open and do a facing on it so you can put in button holes. You can cut the back as one piece in that case and skip the zipper. For the white on top and along the buttons you could get some white piping and add it into the seams. You'll need a petticoat to make the dress poof out like that. The bottom ruffle looks to be part of the petti and not attached to the dress.
To get the fit I'd strongly recommend making the tutorial dress in a fabric you don't care about first, especially if you want the functional buttons. The tut asks you to fit your bust with the dress on you and you wouldn't be able to do that with an open seam.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011 04:38:04 AM »

I know it have been a while since it was post, but I found this last night while looking on the McCall's pages http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5881-products-10118.php?page_id=108 Seems easy to modify to get the look Wink
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