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Date: 7/13/12 8:00 PM

Really love this dress, anyone seen a similar pattern? I like the elasticized waist, but it could be drawstring, and the neckline could be different or wrapped.

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Date: 7/13/12 10:54 PM

That shouldn't be hard to find. Simplicity 2360 (View A, leave off the ruffles) will give you that look, albeit with princess seams. I expect you'll be able to find a closer match.

If you decide you want that exact style of elasticated waist try searching for instructions for shirring with elastic in the bobbin. It's easy to do if your machine will let you. As far as I can see the original dress is the skirt panel with shirring at the top, with a waist seam joining it to the bodice.

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Date: 7/13/12 11:15 PM

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McCall 6551 has the right neckline and cut on sleeve. It does look like the waistline of the original is done with elastic shirring thread in the bobbin. This is a criminally easy way to fit a waist. You really feel like you're getting away with something!



Butterick 5211 would also work, depending on which one goes on sale first.

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Date: 7/14/12 0:07 AM

Cute, yes! Those are fantastic options!

The original is made of crepe de chine, and I just assumed silk because of the price, but nope, it is poly.

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Date: 7/14/12 9:12 AM

$138 for a sack with a drawstring??!! Come on, Nordy's, surely you can do better!!! I'm not dissing the dress, nor your desire of it, Christine; I'm appalled as to how much is charged for something so incredibly simple to make, and even without a pattern.

Back in the 70's, I made a beach coverup out of two bath towels, and it looked very similar to this. Of course, it didn't have a drawstring, but it could have; and I didn't use a pattern. I'm not bragging; those were my early sewing years.

I remember a book back then that showed how to make simple clothing without a pattern. Dresses, skirts and some tops--all out of squares and rectangles. It's a shame that the expensive designers of today can't be a little more creative.

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Date: 7/14/12 9:18 AM

It is the fabric pattern that makes this dress. Simple lines scream for a beautiful fabric. The print on that dress is fantastic

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Date: 7/14/12 10:12 AM

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It is the fabric pattern that makes this dress. Simple lines scream for a beautiful fabric. The print on that dress is fantastic

Kathy, absolutely, that is the key to this dress. I am on the hunt for something equally fabulous.

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Date: 7/14/12 10:13 AM

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$138 for a sack with a drawstring??!! Come on, Nordy's, surely you can do better!!! I'm not dissing the dress, nor your desire of it, Christine; I'm appalled as to how much is charged for something so incredibly simple to make, and even without a pattern.



Back in the 70's, I made a beach coverup out of two bath towels, and it looked very similar to this. Of course, it didn't have a drawstring, but it could have; and I didn't use a pattern. I'm not bragging; those were my early sewing years.



I remember a book back then that showed how to make simple clothing without a pattern. Dresses, skirts and some tops--all out of squares and rectangles. It's a shame that the expensive designers of today can't be a little more creative.

Yup, good design (fabric/pattern/hotness at the moment) is worth alot of money. Read the reviews of the dress, it is a winner with women.
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Date: 7/14/12 4:10 PM

Here are some dramatic prints I saw at www.gorgeousfabrics.com (not affiliated but a fan)

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Date: 7/14/12 9:05 PM

These are lovely (and tempting!) thanks crazygrad.

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