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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > What is your favourite wiggle dress/fitted sheath dress pattern? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 8/25/13 11:34 PM

I'm looking for the perfect wiggle dress pattern. Preferably modern, with a boat or square neck.

I'm not a fan of Gertie's pattern. It's great if you have a full bust, but I don't.

Any suggestions?

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Date: 8/26/13 1:14 AM

Check out patterns by Kay Unger for Vogue.

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Date: 8/26/13 9:03 AM

I've made vogue 8408 which is fairly fitted, and has a boat neck with a real statement collar.

I'd class it as a wiggle dress, as that's what I have to do to get in/out of it!

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Date: 8/26/13 10:56 AM

You might try McCall 2401. It has various neckline and sleeve options and can easily be made as fitted as you wish and is super easy. I made this up a couple years ago and love it. Caution though, that square neckline is lower and wider than it looks and I had trouble with keeping my bra concealed.

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Date: 8/26/13 1:59 PM

I was also going to say McCall's 2401 or McCall's 5971. I made the 2401 in a boat neck and it worked out great. 5971 has a sweetheart neckline, but you could change it to whatever you like. 5971 is not really a sheath, though, and much more fitted than the 2401.

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Date: 8/26/13 6:36 PM

I've made McCall's 2401 many times and my wife loves them but it's not a wiggle dress. It's a basic sheath with a straight skirt with the hem width equal to the hip width. You could play with the seam allowances on it to make it a wiggle dress I'm sure.

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Date: 8/27/13 0:26 AM

Thanks all! Some great suggestions, but nothing that quite does it for me yet.

McCalls 5845 used to be my go-to pattern for this, but I've misplaced my copy and now it's out of print

I really am looking for a wiggle dress, which for me means a waist seam, so that you get that bust/waist/hip definition.

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Date: 8/27/13 10:59 AM

Hi,

I don't have a favorite (looking for all those TNTs too!), but here are some from Vogue, all with waist seams:
Vogue 8766
Vogue 8667
Vogue 8648
Vogue 8280
Vogue 8902

BurdaStyle will more than likely come out with one or two in the coming months; if you're in a hurry maybe peruse their online selection?

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Date: 8/27/13 12:16 PM

Have you tried ebay or etsy to replace your missing pattern. Sometimes the only thing that will do is what we once had... Good luck on your search.

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Date: 8/27/13 1:43 PM

I've made the Simplicity 2648 "Amazing Fit" sheath once and thought it looked nice. The neck is V or round, but it should be easily altered.

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