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Looking for pattern suggestions for this lace party dress
kellie79
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Date: 8/16/12 11:24 PM

Can anybody suggest a pattern as a starting point to make a version of this dress:
http://pinterest.com/pin/69735494201025860
I think I can wing it a little with the skirt, but need a decent pattern for the top. I am thinking the less darts, the better, since the lace might not look good darted.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Kellie
-- Edited on 8/16/12 11:26 PM --

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Date: 8/16/12 11:24 PM

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Date: 8/16/12 11:42 PM

There ya go....
(link to the dress she's trying to find a pattern for)
-- Edited on 8/16/12 11:43 PM --

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Date: 8/16/12 11:58 PM

Thank you Solveg!

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Date: 8/17/12 0:06 AM

I think this top combined with a tiered skirt would be good.

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Date: 8/17/12 0:09 AM

Your inspiration:



It's a simple, classic shape but I am having a hard time coming up with the components. You want a darted V neck bodice with a center front seam, that sits slightly above the waist and a full but not gathered or really pleated skirt (the peplum layer looks slightly pleated but I think it's just to preserve the finished edge of the lace, just enough tucking to shape it to the waist).

A full, unpleated skirt from McCall 6557 (waistline is a little high, but it won't be too hard to shave an inch or two off the top). You'd need to mark your layers--and cut them separately, doing a lapped seam:



New Look 6723 has a center front seam and a V-ish neck (you'd have to straighten the sweetheart, but it has princess seams rather than darts.



New Look 6123 has darts in views C/D, but you'd have to add a center front seam (not too hard, as I presume the bodice is cut on the fold so your seamline is already marked, just add seam allowances) and draft it into a V neck.

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Date: 8/17/12 0:10 AM

This would be better than my previous post:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2394-misses-dresses.aspx#t-2
-- Edited on 8/17/12 0:10 AM --

kellie79
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Date: 8/17/12 1:25 AM

Thanks for you replies everyone, I am excited to try this!
Nicegirl, funnily enough while you must have been posting, I was reading your blog and thought I might be able to try using Simplicity 2177, modifying the front to be without the triangle. Any thoughts on this?
Cheers!

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Date: 8/17/12 2:23 AM

If you look closely you can see the lace has been appliqued over a princess seam bodice with a center front seam. The seam has the same lace edge as the upper skirt tier. Not sure if the neck edge is still another layer of trimmed lace.

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Date: 8/17/12 8:27 AM

Quote: kellie79

Nicegirl, funnily enough while you must have been posting, I was reading your blog and thought I might be able to try using Simplicity 2177, modifying the front to be without the triangle. Any thoughts on this?

Cheers!

Hmm, I think it will be harder to take the triangle out of S2177 than to start with a plain bodice and change it to a V neck. You'd first have to rotate the dart to the side or the waist and then add back in the triangle fabric to the center front and it just seems like it would get complicated fast.

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http://theslapdashsewist.blogspot.com
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2007: purchased 115+, sewed 105+
So close to parity, yet so far

Trying again in 2008
Yards purchased: 133
Yards sewn: Somewhere around 95

2009? I give up

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