Member since 2/24/10
Date: 2/21/12 1:03 PM
My sister-in-law asked me to make a bridesmaids dress for her friend's wedding.
Could you help me choosing a pattern or how to modify it?
She asked if I can make something like the black dress in the picture.
I thought I can use Butterick 5319
It's just a matter of lengthening the skirt and adding the sleeves...
Is there a better matching pattern?
If 5319 works, how can I add sleeves? Are these flounces?
Thank you in advance for your help!!
Member since 11/21/09
Date: 2/22/12 9:52 AM
Check out Vogue 8150. You could play around with a long rectangle of fabric, gathering it into a loose ruffle/flounce to copy the sleeve effect on the inspiration gown. In terms of adding a sleeve to the Maggie London pattern, I would try the same thing. Another possibility is looking for a similar pattern, in particular another Maggie London pattern, to see if there is a similar sleeve you can morph onto the first pattern. Designers often use a very similar sloper from pattern to pattern, which is why I suggest looking for another pattern from ML. Going to a bridal store and checking out construction of similar sleeves might be helpful, too. Good Luck!