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Message Board > Miscellaneous > copycat dress ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/11/13 10:19 PM

I am an intermmediate sewer and I would love to make this dress. I know it prob will be cheaper to buy (since it is on sale) but I "must" make it longer (at least to the knee). I searched patterns but cannot find one to compare. DOES ANYONE HAVE A PATTERN# TO COMPARE OR INSTRUCTIONS FOR NO PATTERN????? Thx in advance for your help.

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Date: 1/11/13 10:21 PM

sorry.. here's the link

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/soprano-plus-size-dress-three-quarter-sleeve-embellished-v-neck?ID=618016&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

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Date: 1/11/13 10:27 PM

Link

I don't have a specific pattern to suggest at this time, but I would suggest that you concentrate on finding a knit top pattern first. I feel certain we can track down a dolman sleeve, V-neck top that would come close. After that, we can find a skirt pattern to attach to the top.

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Date: 1/11/13 10:42 PM

thnx Karla. That is exactly what I needed. I didn't know what type of top to call it. I"m sure I wont need a pattern for the skirt, I can freehand/cut that. But I want to attached the top to the skirtwith elastic so it can stretch. Where can I find instructions on attaching them with elastic. (i already know how to put elastic in a skirt but this is different bcs i am connecting the two).

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Date: 1/11/13 10:58 PM

Dresses like this are often made with a standard seam at the waist, with elastic zigzagged to the inside of the finished seam - supereasy. The top will drape over the seam and hide it.

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Date: 1/11/13 11:17 PM

@karla...ttttyyyyy. i also just discovered elastic thread. no i just have to find a pattern compare. you've been so helpful!

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Date: 1/12/13 0:45 AM

Burda 7678 does not have the gathered neckline you're looking for, but it does have the dolman/batwing sleeve gathered to a band, which you can lengthen for the skirt. If you use the seam allowance between the bodice/skirt as a casing, you can pull the joining seam to the waist for blousing as in the inspiration. You can slash and spread the front to get the gathering volume.



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Date: 1/12/13 4:00 AM

How about this pattern? S2804

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Date: 1/12/13 10:48 AM

V neck, gathers, but the sleeves are generous raglans. Still, it might give you the look you're after. New Look

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Date: 1/12/13 5:42 PM

Here's a possibility: Marfy

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The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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