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Need help finding a pattern to make a similar dress
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Date: 5/20/13 6:34 PM

Hello everyone,

So on Doctor Who the other day I saw Clara wearing a very pretty navy plaid dress. Unfortunately, the "real" thing costs a pretty penny so I was hoping to make one myself. I have done a lot of searches but haven't found a pattern close enough so I was hoping someone might be able to offer some pattern suggestions. Here's a picture of the dress I'm taking about... Dress Picture

A big thank you to anyone who can help!!!

Kris

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Date: 5/20/13 7:00 PM

I can't quite tell if the dress has the sleeves and collar attached. You can probably replicate the look by making a sleeveless sheath dress and wearing a short-sleeve collared shirt underneath. The main body of the dress can be approximated by any fitted sheath dress pattern, for example Simplicity 2337 View B or the classic McCall's 2401. If you want to copy the construction details of the dress, the closest is probably Burda's Matthew Williamson dress from last September's issue, which has the side panels that you can cut on bias, though you will have to remove the kimono-ish sleeves and raise the neckline a bit. You could frankenpattern it and cut the Matthew Williamson pattern at the waist, take the bodice, and attach it to a princess-seamed skirt.

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Date: 5/20/13 7:27 PM

Maybe....

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Date: 5/21/13 7:09 AM

I would start with a fitted darted sheath dress such as New Look 6000. (You can probably find the collar you want too if you look). I would then extend the horizontal and vertical darts so that they met, and extend the vertical dart to the hem, giving me the side panel. That sharp corner won't be fun to sew though. If the angled corner isn't important to you, you could use an armhole princess seam pattern like the one Karla suggested and just cut the side panels on the bias to get a very similar look with less effort.

Hope that helps.

Kathleen
-- Edited on 5/21/13 7:11 AM --

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Date: 5/21/13 6:58 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions...

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Subject: Pattern Hunting...Claras dress... Date: 5/21/13 7:05 PM

I've got to say...

That collar defines Clara's fashion sense. Omit it at your peril.

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Subject: Pattern Hunting...Claras dress... Date: 5/22/13 12:02 PM

http://www.victorypatterns.com/#2 looks almost like it is the same dress.

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