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denisedh
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Date: 7/6/10 11:48 AM

Hi everyone,

I am so crazy about these dress patterns and styles from the Marni dress line. Not much luck in finding patterns like them even though they seem so simple. I guess I need to be a more creative sewist!

If you can help guide me toward patterns that look like these dresses - thanks a lot. Go to the Marni dress link I've provided.

Denise

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Date: 7/6/10 12:02 PM

Oh Marni, let me count the ways in wich I love thee..

For a fairly simple shift, try V8647 Adding a drawstring waist would be easy. Find the right "ugly" drapy fabric (silk, rayon)and you have a start.

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Date: 7/6/10 1:58 PM

Those dresses remind me of Cynthia Rowley stuff - the fabrications and details are different, but she does the same rectangle or sack dress style. I think they look great on youthful figures, as the figure underneath is what gives the dress it's shape. My,um, UN-youthful figure doesn't want to wear these. :(

Here are Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity patterns.

I think you will have to try a little draping and drafting to get some of the details you want, but the starting point is often a simple rectangle. Another source for inspiration is vintage 1920's clothing.

ETA: vintage pattern wiki; 1920's
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Date: 7/6/10 3:33 PM

Have you looked at the French pattern line au bonheur des petites mains?

They are written in French, of course, but at least one lady at the artisan's square sewing discussion has worked with them.


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denisedh
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Date: 7/6/10 9:27 PM

Many many thanks!!!

I am going to search out all these suggestions right now! The main problem (other than the patterns) is finding the printed silks also - and we all know that!

Someday I will visit Mood in NYC - and those other shops in the garment district - but I will probably not have enough time to scour through them the way I want to!

Again - thanks for giving the time to help me and I will take pics and post them if I get something made!

Denise

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Date: 7/11/10 2:40 PM

You could try Elliot Berman for the silks- they have quite a few printed silk knits, some in florals.

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Date: 8/1/10 7:30 PM

Wow - Coconuts!

I've never seen this site before and I am overwhelmed with the amount of fabric that i actually like here. Thanks so much for giving me this link. I do hope I can order some without trouble very soon!

Denise

(who hasn't checked back here in quite awhile!)

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