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Advice please: making a frankenpattern
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Courtney Ostaff
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Date: 6/6/12 11:14 PM

So, I went dress shopping for my brother's wedding with my mother today, and she found one thing that she really liked, but of course was too small. Here's my frankenpattern solution:



Opinions? Thoughts? Ideas? Warnings? Here there be Dragonnes? ;)

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Date: 6/6/12 11:46 PM

Wow! It's...an astonishing copy!

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Date: 6/7/12 2:25 AM

Go for it, I think it will be great

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Date: 6/7/12 9:49 AM

How fun! You found just what you needed to copy the RTW dress. Good luck and please show us the result

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Date: 6/7/12 11:58 AM

Looks good to me - almost an exact replica in fact!

Too bad the RTW contest is over! Good luck and show us when you're done, please.

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Date: 6/7/12 1:20 PM

Looks like a great plan to me. Just do a first draft in muslin to make sure the band is right and it fits together as you want. Bet your version will look better than the store's. :)

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Date: 6/18/12 3:42 PM

Wow! I am thoroughly impressed and can't wait to see the finished dress!

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Date: 7/17/12 8:43 PM



Thus far!

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Date: 7/17/12 9:54 PM

Good Job, what a great fit. I love the color.
I think it is time to change your status from "Advanced Beginner" to "Intermediate"

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Date: 7/17/12 10:33 PM

Thanks! I might do that. I've learned a lot this summer!

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