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Date: 2/5/13 3:48 PM

I love this Lanvin dress:


The bodice is very unique. It almost looks like princess seams but then it doesn't. There seems to be a 90 degree angle at the armhole where the side front pieces meet the center front of the bodice. I am thinking a true princess seam would not work because the matching of the stripes would not work well due to the curve. Has anyone seen a pattern with a bodice like this one? I have seen some close, but none exact. I am wondering if I could achieve a similar look using M6278 ViewB If anyone has a better suggestion I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Date: 2/5/13 4:01 PM

You could try Burda 7051, view D as a starting point for the shoulder/armscye detail.

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Date: 2/5/13 5:31 PM

Kristine has just done a knockoff of this very same dress - see here

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Date: 2/5/13 6:43 PM

Thank you so much. How did I miss that since I follow her blog? I guess you just have to be really careful with the stripe matching on those seams. I noticed she made her fabric but I think I am going to try and find some first.
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Date: 2/6/13 1:10 PM

The Burda with the cute back (7232) has a front like that.

It's an effing train wreck. I tried every bra I own, and the outside top of the cups poked out. I had to redraft it.
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Date: 2/6/13 5:12 PM

Kristine's dress doesn't have quite the sharp distinctions of the linear bodice and curvy skirt, which are the elements that struck me immediately.

More pics of Lanvin's creation are at
net a porter

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Date: 2/6/13 9:41 PM

Quote: Coconuts
The Burda with the cute back (7232) has a front like that.



It's an effing train wreck. I tried every bra I own, and the outside top of the cups poked out. I had to redraft it.
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Thank you so much. I did not even think about looking at Birds. That bodice is perfect. I will definitely muslin it to check out the bra issue.
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Date: 2/6/13 11:44 PM

McCall's 5313

The skirt's different, of course.

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Date: 2/7/13 8:55 AM

Quote: andye
McCall's 5313



The skirt's different, of course.

Yes, I was thinking I might have to morph a straighter skirt onto it. Thanks.
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