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I would love to knock off this dress
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Date: 7/29/12 7:54 PM

Added muslin pictures to post 17!

I LOVE this dress from Rickis and have worn it so often it is really starting to show. I would really like to sew one like it but am having a difficult time identifying a pattern. I don't have a form to drape, and would rather start with a pattern rather than try to draft from scratch as my sewing time is minimal and precious!

Excuse the wrinkles, I wore it all day.

Shaping is done through darts (that are open, so I guess called pleats) that originate in the waist.




Back has darts below the waist, but none above. I'm shocked the upper back fits so well, but it is a perfect.



This last pic shows the true colour. The sleeves are cut on and have two released darts for shaping.



The fabric is quite stretcy, but is a woven. The lining is some kind of stretch lining, any suggestions on some names to search for?

Also, I am very hesitant to use a 'big 4' pattern. I have tried in the past and had utter failer and complete wadders. I do really well with Jalie and Kwik Sew sizing, but I can't find anything with either of these companies. Suggestions?
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Date: 7/29/12 9:05 PM

What a lovely dress! No wonder you want to make a knock off! Vogue 1025 has a similar pleated front, although it has a different neckline. Vogue 8685 lacks the pretty front pleat detail, but has a neckline that is similar to that of your dress.

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Date: 7/29/12 9:07 PM

The basic lines remind me of the Primavera dress from Hot Patterns
http://www.hotpatterns.com/products/HP-1120-Classix-Nouveau-Primavera-Dress.html

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Date: 7/29/12 9:37 PM

V1025 looks like a great start but the reviews here are not all positive. I would be fine with V neck too, with it raised a bit.

The hot patterns is really cute, but I think it has quite a bit more ease than what my dress has. Mine is quite form fitting and has a pencil skirt (not that that is hard to change!).

Thanks! I'll see if there are any more ideas, otherwise I think I might try to find V1025 for a good price :)

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Date: 7/29/12 9:38 PM

I don't have a specific pattern suggestion, but it looks like something Burda would do. Maybe someone's seen something like it in BWOF?

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Date: 7/29/12 10:50 PM

New Look 6067 looks like it just needs the pleats on the sleeve.
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Date: 7/29/12 11:08 PM

Butterick 5321 is a little similar too. The pleats are not sewn down.
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Date: 7/29/12 11:21 PM

I really really like the New look pattern, but it looks like it doesn't go big enough I wear a 12 in rtw and according to the chart, need a size 20 but ther pattern only goes up to 16.

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Date: 7/30/12 6:32 AM

Quote: momtoesther
it looks like it doesn't go big enough

I don't know what shape you are or what alterations you usually do but NL patterns seems to be cut big, IMO. Check it out anyway.

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Date: 7/30/12 6:41 AM

Copy the dress

Why not just copy that dress and make your own pattern?

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