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Date: 5/14/13 7:54 PM

I really like this dress and was hoping to find a dress pattern similar to it. I doubt I will find one with the exact same neck line. But, a plain square neckline would be fine. I like the band around the waist which most dress patterns I have found don't have. Any suggestions?
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Date: 5/14/13 8:28 PM

Cute! No specific suggestions, but that neckline would be really easy to draft. Squaring a neckline is no harder than just drawing a square shape on your muslin. And that dramatic detail with the bound keyhole would be super simple, too--all you need is enough extra binding to reach the sides of the neckline! :)

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Date: 5/14/13 10:28 PM

I made this dress, which has a waistband. I added piping, which was easy, and it looks like your example dress:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/129519250/butterick-b5490-sewing-pattern-misses?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=supplies_low&gclid=CNqsrLiHl7cCFbOHMgoduWUALg

You could easily merge it with a square neckline - you can draw your own, or use something like McCall's 6554 as a guide:

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6554-products-22745.php?page_id=108

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Date: 5/15/13 9:11 AM

What about Vogue 8723? pretty similar, except for the extended shoulders.

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height 5'2" bust 36, waist 31, hip 39.
I have way too many yards to count, and I will never use them up, but I will die trying!

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