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knitandso
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Date: 8/31/13 2:45 PM

Does anyone have advice about how I could recreate this Chloe Dress?
http://www.lyst.com/clothing/chloe-white-cotton-cap-sleeve-wrap-dress/
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Chloe-Cotton-Pique-Wrap-Dress-Premier-Designer/prod125090039/

I would greatly appreciate advice about any patterns that might be similar, or might be easily tweaked to look similar. Thanks.

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Date: 8/31/13 6:19 PM

Chloe wrap dress

Here's a Butterick that's a start.

Here's a Vogue that looks closer.

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Date: 9/1/13 2:34 AM

If you are looking for a pattern for a woven wrap dress, Vogue 8646 might be a good place to start.

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Date: 9/1/13 8:09 AM

Quote: wenznz
Vogue 8646 might be a good place to start.

I second this because here are the line drawings:



Looks seriously close to me!!!

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Date: 9/1/13 10:17 AM

Another pattern that could work is Butterick 5030

This is another wrap dress for woven fabric.

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Date: 9/1/13 11:20 AM

Thanks s much for all of your responses. I actually have the last two dress patterns. About Vogue 8646 :

1) I notice that it has princess seams in the back. How would it affect the dress if I eliminated the princess seams?

2) A lot of people have complained about the lining in that dress. Is it possible for me to make changes to the lining to take away some of the extra fabric at the waist that is caused by the darts?

3) People have complained that the cap sleeves are too restrictive. How can I alter the cap sleeves so that this is not the case?

4) I like the wide hem. How would I incorporate this into a pattern with a lining?

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Date: 9/1/13 11:23 AM

I forgot to add, is the back seam in the Vogue pattern necessary? I like to eliminate seams wherever possible.

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Date: 9/1/13 11:39 AM

Here's another option with NL6674



Might be easier for you to make.

As for the Vogue, I think I have it but I would have to pull it out to mull over your questions.

But, I can already tell you, that your skirt lining will be shorter than the fashion fabric and free, usually ie not attached to the dress at the hem.

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Morphology: Petite at 1m53 (5'), Burda size altered 19 or altered 38, Big 4 size 10 or 12 depending on ease;
Alterations: Petite, Narrow Shoulders, Slim Arms, Narrow waist, Increase Back Crotch Depth. Considering: Forward Neck/Rounded Upper Back, Slight Swayback;
Style: Feminine, Colorful, Fitted, Clean lines;
Favorite Garment type: Dress;
Favorite Colors: Purple, Navy, Brown, Shocking Pink, Coral, Aqua;
Favorite Fibers, Weaves or Patterns: Cotton, Linen, Cotton Silk blend, Seersucker, Swiss Dot, Lawn, Denim, Stripes, Chevron, Window pane Plaid, Bias;
Blog : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

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Date: 9/1/13 12:00 PM

Quote: knitandso
1) I notice that it has princess seams in the back. How would it affect the dress if I eliminated the princess seams?

Is there any reason you would want to do that? Is it that your fabric has a print or something that would look weird if you had several seams? Because if it doesn't bother you, I would just leave it.
Princess seams usually hide darts ie if you put the pièces side by side, they diverge and make the V of the dart at some point (here, probably at the shoulder line)

Quote: knitandso
2) A lot of people have complained about the lining in that dress. Is it possible for me to make changes to the lining to take away some of the extra fabric at the waist that is caused by the darts?


Yeah, I pulled out the pattern, the lining is basically the front bodice pattern. VERY LAZY DRAFTING!!!!

If you know how to do these things, you can turn the bodice back into a basic two-dart pattern piece. If not, maybe use the NL pattern?

[QUOTE] 3) People have complained that the cap sleeves are too restrictive. How can I alter the cap sleeves so that this is not the case?[QUOTE]

I don`t need this type of alteration, typically but I guess slash and spread from hem to sleeve cap should work. I'm sure someone will chime in with a tutorial or something.

[QUOTE] 4) I like the wide hem. How would I incorporate this into a pattern with a lining?[QUOTE]

Upon closer look, that is a faced hem. Easy Peasy. You just trace the last 8-10in of the skirt (once you have figured out your hem length, of course) and make a separate pattern piece WITH SEAM ALLOWANCES to cut out of the fashion fabric. Sew RS together, flip to the wrong side and stitch to the WS of the skirt. You`ll notice the rippling on the top and bottom stitch lines (seriously? on a $1,000 dress?!?!?!) on the inspiration dress.

As I said, your lining will probably be shorter (at least 1 in) so no need to worry about it in relation to the dress shellfashion fabric.

IMO, the way the Vogue pattern has you sew the lining is needlessly headachy. I would just make a fashion fabric dress + a lining dress, join at the front edge, maybe discreetly at the waist or side seams and be done with it.

Hum, that might change the Hemming, though. Anybody have a suggestion?

Good luck!
-- Edited on 9/1/13 12:07 PM --

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Morphology: Petite at 1m53 (5'), Burda size altered 19 or altered 38, Big 4 size 10 or 12 depending on ease;
Alterations: Petite, Narrow Shoulders, Slim Arms, Narrow waist, Increase Back Crotch Depth. Considering: Forward Neck/Rounded Upper Back, Slight Swayback;
Style: Feminine, Colorful, Fitted, Clean lines;
Favorite Garment type: Dress;
Favorite Colors: Purple, Navy, Brown, Shocking Pink, Coral, Aqua;
Favorite Fibers, Weaves or Patterns: Cotton, Linen, Cotton Silk blend, Seersucker, Swiss Dot, Lawn, Denim, Stripes, Chevron, Window pane Plaid, Bias;
Blog : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

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Date: 9/1/13 1:38 PM

I think there's been confusion with the line drawings posted for V8646. They must be for some other dress- 8646 has a shoulder pleat, a wide (beautiful) skirt, and doesn't have princess seams at the back. While I think the skirt is fantastic, a couple of the reviewers here had issues with the shoulder pleat, as did I. I am currently on muslin 5 or 6(you know it's bad when you lose track!), for a dress that comes with multiple cup sizes, so it should have been straightforward. I changed the pleat to gathers, and had to add a dart at the waist. I may just give up and move to a different pattern. Just want to make sure no one buys V8646 based on those line drawings! Yeah, maybe I should actually post a review of that dress......

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