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Date: 1/21/13 5:10 PM

Ok...now I need to have this shirt in my life. Any pattern suggestions? Its a looong link but click on it below.

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Date: 1/21/13 5:26 PM

Here's a link

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Date: 1/21/13 7:42 PM

Don't't have any pattern suggestions other than to look at silhouette pattern. Peggy Sagers has some tunics that might could be modified. She follows ready to wear closely. I loved Michelle's inaugural coat and dress. Very chic!

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Date: 1/21/13 9:24 PM

Thx Sharon1952

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Date: 1/21/13 9:24 PM

Ok I will check it out

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Date: 1/21/13 11:06 PM

I can't get a clear view of how the shoulder area is and all, but it looks like a modified shirtwaist - a dress pattern could be cut down to tunic length!

A few links that might work to "frankenpattern" this!

V8847

And this one if you made the sleeve differently and raised the waist a bit?

V8785

Just a start...I wish there were more pictures of that top!Good luck!

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Date: 1/22/13 0:36 AM

Here's some better photo showing the tucks.





I have to agree. Great shirt! Why can't the Big 4 draft original, unique patterns like this?

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Date: 1/22/13 0:42 AM

as seen during the UK 2011 visit

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Date: 1/22/13 1:59 AM

the red ball dress was the highlight for me.

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Date: 1/22/13 3:03 AM

If only I had a pattern. I won't do so well trying to modify a different top.

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