Online Sewing Class: Clone Your Favorite Garment
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Novice sewer looking for help with dress

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Novice sewer looking for help with dress
Novice sewer looking for help with dress
keh123
keh123
Member since 8/12/13
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 8/12/13 12:09 PM

Hello! I am a novice sewer, but I am feeling ambitious would like to try to re-create this dress: http://www.harveynichols.com/womens/categories-1/designer-dresses/day/s441202-lace-dress.html?colour=GREEN, worn by Kim Sears at the Wimbledon game this year.

I feel like a shift dress wouldnít be too hard for me, but Iíve never worked with lace before (cotton lace) or tried to do a lined garment (I would like to just make a slip separate from the lace overlay). Anyway, Iíve found a pattern that looks perfect: http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Simplicity_6535 (in the ď1Ē style) but Iím worried Iíll have trouble because it doesnít come with instructions for a slip.

I found a Colette pattern for a shift dress that could work, because it comes with instructions for a sheer fabric with slip, but no button placket in the front which is what I really want. http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/laurel

Can anyone offer any advice on this? Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you!
ConnieBJ
starstar
ConnieBJ  Friend of PR
PR Weekend '16 Volunteer
Went to PR Weekend!

Ontario Canada
Member since 12/31/03
Posts: 2585
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:

online now
Send Message

      



Date: 8/12/13 12:32 PM

The Laurel is a simple pattern so that would be a good pattern to use. Those patterns have good instructions for beginners. Use a cotton eyelet fabric but don't spend too much money or you will be frustrated if it ends up not working. Read the reviews here on PatternReview to see how other people made their garment and what kinds of modifications they made. HERE is a link to the reviews of the Laurel.
Good Luck!

------
Connie Bontje

http://www.couturesmith.com
Twitter: Couturesmith
Facebook: Connie Bontje
Desperately trying to keep ahead of my pattern, fabric and dressform collection!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> Novice sewer looking for help with dress

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Just Make it Sew


Quality Fashion Fabrics
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Butterick 5559

photo
by: HRigg

Review
Vogue Patterns 1261

photo
by: noodlesew

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Every Bodies Shirt (1X-4X)

Islander Sewing Systems Every Bodies Shirt (1X-4X)

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket

Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.