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Date: 2/15/14 1:54 AM

My friend loves the shabby chic style of clothing but cannot find patterns. (check Magnolia Pearl) Does anyone know if there are clothing patterns out there in this style?
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Date: 2/15/14 10:39 AM

You won't find patterns exactly like the style, but get one that has the basic shape you want and alter it. I have one of the Japanese fashion books Simple Modern Sewing that has some designs sort of like Magnolia Pearl's.

The secret to the shabby chic look is the fabric- and lace.

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Date: 2/15/14 11:57 AM

A local boutique that carries Magnolia Pearl began selling the Tina Givens line . The styles are very similar, but the details are a little simpler and I didn't see any vintage linens used in the pieces that I saw. I recognized the linen colors and weight from my usual source-- fabrics-store.com.

I found Tina Givens' sewing website and discovered that she has a pattern line and designs fabrics. sewtinagivens.com. I have not ordered one of her patterns because I usually modify and add Lagenlook detailing to patterns I already have. I find that my Cutting Line Design and Sewing Workshop patterns are a good base for these alterations. I have considered ordering a pattern just to see if she has instructions for raw edged detailing.

I also ordered a book by Habibe Acikgoz Bold and Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes Regardless of the title, I find the designs are easy but due to very limited instructions, not for the novice. They are also very over-sized.

ETA: I hadn't checked the Tina Givens website in a while. She has some new PDF patterns that I really like. I'm going to download a few of them on Monday at work. There are even a few freebies.
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Date: 2/24/14 11:38 PM

Thanks, i will share the info with my friend.
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Date: 2/24/14 11:39 PM

perfect. i think the Tina Givens line is just what she is looking for. now she has to get a computer!
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Date: 8/10/14 11:35 AM

Tina Givens patterns are perfect for sewing this look. In addition to the PDF patterns, she offers a growing line of printed patterns as well. I have been thrilled with the results and the instructions are easy to follow, and she always includes tips for designer features.
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