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ChristinePDX
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Date: 8/5/13 7:56 PM

Any pattern suggestions for
this dress?

The inner top is actually a camisole that is part of the top and sewn into the elastic waistband, but I don't care that much about this part, I like the grecian draped top, extended sleeve and waist styling. You can see the dress better in the blue version.

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Date: 8/6/13 4:14 AM

Maybe you could start from this StyleArc pattern?

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Date: 8/6/13 9:26 AM

How about http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?CompanyID=51&search=1&summary=1

Very similar, but you would have to check to see how much ease there is to switch to a knit.

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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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Date: 8/6/13 9:47 AM



You would need to extend the shoulders (or use a small cap sleeve for the same look) and substitute a regular t-shirt back for the cowl back (I used my TNT pattern; at least one person has successfully used the pattern piece for non-drape front C as a back), but McCall 6069 is similar.

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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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Date: 8/6/13 10:47 AM

Fantastic! A very close match. Thanks nicegirl, it is out of stock but I found it on Amazon.

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Date: 8/18/13 10:47 AM

Quote: nicegirl




You would need to extend the shoulders (or use a small cap sleeve for the same look) and substitute a regular t-shirt back for the cowl back (I used my TNT pattern; at least one person has successfully used the pattern piece for non-drape front C as a back), but McCall 6069 is similar.




I just finished a muslin for this using the McCalls pattern, and it is AMAZING! I'll try to add a photo later on, and it doesn't seem fair to do a review for the actual pattern because I changed quite a lot. It now looks very similar to the overall style of the RTW inspirtation, minus the camisole part, and the front is not draping quite so much.

Changes I made:

--I added two inches length into the top part to give more drape, enough that it would fall a bit over the waistline
--I need to add another inch or so length into the skirt part, I am tall, and this pattern is crazy short for the Big Four. I am aiming for a couple inches above the knee.
--instead of sewing a casing for the elastic, I sewed the elastic directly to the seam allowance of the skirt/top. This is how it was done in the RTW dress and I liked the look, less bulk as well.
--I extended the sleeves a couple of inches, and just sort of frankensteined the top front together to account for that change
--I bound the sleeves and back neckline using this tutorial, which blew me away (I don't have a coverstitch, and this is so awesome!) knit bindings. You need to scroll down the page for this blogger's new and improved knit binding application.
--for the back, I was lazy, and I so I took the front of the pattern piece with the square neckline and just redrew the neckline into a t-shirt crew. It looks fine, especially with all the draping.
--another change I may make is to draw a larger hip curve into the skirt, to take out a little bit of the gathering on the skirt's waistline

I know, I know, I need a photo. I will try to get one.

Thanks, nicegirl! I couldn't have done it without you.


-- Edited on 8/18/13 10:50 AM --
-- Edited on 8/18/13 10:50 AM --
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