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Dress pattern recommendation please!
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Can anyone recommend a pattern for a dress with a bodice and a panelled skirt?  I don't know if panelled is the right word!  I don't want a gathered or pleated skirt but one made of flat topped…Continue

Tags: skirt, panelled, pattern, dress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Sep 13, 2012.

New Look 6776- anyone tried cutting the midriff piece on the grain?
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I'm in the middle of refashioning a dress and I have very little fabric to play with!  I'm thinking of basing the bodice of the new dress on the bodice of New Look 6776BUTI have nowhere near enough…Continue

Tags: refashion, bias, grain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Jun 27, 2012.

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Anniversaire Amour Dress

"I love how that skirt twirls!"
Sep 20, 2012
Rachel replied to Rachel's discussion Dress pattern recommendation please!
"Thank you so much for your suggestions, super useful!  In the end, I went for <a href="http://www.jaycotts.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?SS=B4443&ACTION.x=0&ACTION.y=0&page=search&PR=-1&TB=A">Butterick…"
Sep 13, 2012
Jen O replied to Rachel's discussion Dress pattern recommendation please!
"I think you are looking for a gored skirt.  It seems like a 5 gore skirt: 3 in front, 2 in back. Oddly, this style of dress skirt doesn't seem to be very common right now.  In general it's great with slender silhouettes or…"
Sep 6, 2012
Milo and Cheese replied to Rachel's discussion Dress pattern recommendation please!
"How do you picture the bodice?   If you would like the seam lines to match the skirt - I did find this one at McCalls  McCall 6027 (hopefully the link works)"
Sep 5, 2012
Helen replied to Rachel's discussion Dress pattern recommendation please!
"I don't know of one off the top of my head, but it would probably be easiest to find a pattern with an A-line skirt that you like, then divide up the skirt pattern into as many triangular pieces as you want, add a seam allowance and call it a…"
Sep 2, 2012
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Aug 31, 2012
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Dress pattern recommendation please!

Can anyone recommend a pattern for a dress with a bodice and a panelled skirt?  I don't know if panelled is the right word!  I don't want a gathered or pleated skirt but one made of flat topped triangular pieces, with the wide part of the triangles at the hem, and the flat tops of the triangles making up the waist of the skirt, if that makes sense!  Ideally, I'd like the skirt to have 3 front panels and 2 back panels.I'd love to hear your recommendations, thank you!RachelSee More
Aug 31, 2012
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Miami White Maxi

"Ooooh, I bet that gathering took FOREVER!  Looks lovely!"
Jul 19, 2012
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Oh dear, this refashion is NOT going well! Share my pain: www.handstandsinthegarden.wordpress.com
Jul 19, 2012
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1940s red Shirt Dress

"Wellies and a brolly in July?  Just popped over to your blog- yep, a fellow UK based sewist!  Lovely lovely waistband and pleats, by the way.  Rachel"
Jul 14, 2012
Rachel replied to Aiesha Morris's discussion Question- Zipper Test
"Hi Aiesha You baste up your garment, and try it on.  If you can wriggle into it ok, then you can get away without putting in a zip when you sew it up.  It's a good trick if you hate putting in zips! Rachel"
Jul 14, 2012
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Jul 11, 2012
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"Janice, wow, that's amazing!  Looks like it took a lot of patience...!"
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Green dress reflected in 'The Bean' in Chicago

This week I'm refashioning some clothes- check out my blog to see what this dress became...
Jul 9, 2012

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