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« on: September 29, 2013 12:16:26 PM »

Hey everyone I decided that I'm going to be Mrs. Frizzle this year for halloween and I'd like to sew/recreate a dress that is fairly accurate, including the collar and long puffy sleeves. Does anyone know of any sewing patterns or online tutorials that I can check out to get me started? Any help is appreciated! Thanks.


« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013 08:08:50 AM »

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought my daughter (age 9) would like it as well as she loves that show and is really big into the planets and is always drawing them and talking about them.

I've just started looking on eBay for a "similar" pattern.   But personally I'm not going to get bent out shape if it doesn't have the right neckline or sleeves.  I think any pattern that is a dress that is sorta similar with a planet print fabric will get the idea across to anyone who is familiar with the show.

I suggest eBay because a lot of people list older vintage patterns that might work for you.  Etsy may also be a place to look for patterns as well.

But it shouldn't be hard to adjust the sleeves on an existing pattern to make them longer and puffier if you wanted to.  As long as you keep the part that meets the shoulder of the pattern the same.  You can modify the rest of the pattern on the sleeve I would think.....   You can buy drafting fabric stuff at walmart it's like a light pellon with dots on it.  I've used it a number of times to draft my own patterns.

If you had your heart set on that type of neckline I'm not much of a help on drafting a pattern to do that, other than to cut the original pattern apart.   Then adding seam allowances back into the cut portions when you put it back together.   Or sewing your fabrics together and then cutting them out as if they were one piece.  Either might work if you were creative.   You might also be able to add a collar from another pattern onto a pattern you were using for the dress to get the that part of the dress. 

Just a couple of idea, and good luck. 
If you think of it, upload picts of the finished dress and share! 

I make soap and other "cosmetics" as defined by the FDA and in my spare time I sew.... Sewing is therapy for me in dealing with life stresses and my chronic pain.  When I hurt and can't sew, I plan what I want to sew.  I also have a great husband, three kids and three fur kids.....
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013 12:35:34 PM »

I would look for a shirt pattern with placket and collar; if the sleeves are too narrow, add width; if too short, add length.  Sleeves are easy to make bigger, a little harder to make smaller.

Once I had the bodice, I would add a circle or gored skirt--probably easier to make a separate skirt than a dress with attached skirt.

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