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RogueMimzy
11-13-2007, 03:17 PM
Why hello thar =D

I really really would like to make a Sophie dress (Miyazaki's HMC) The thing is, I can't alter patterns really... and I don't think I could make that dress from scratch. I have this (http://www.simplicitynewlook.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12_47_64&products_id=5688&zenid=89488ac074f060da93042f24462099c9) pattern but it's not accurate, because Sophie's dress has that little bib-like part in the front --> Sophie's Dress (http://icons.imeem.com/n1cetxBq.jpg)

I have been looking for quite some time, and was wondering if anyone had any patterns (or any help at all) that they could offer for this project =D

Thankies muchly =3

Arei
11-13-2007, 04:23 PM
The pattern you have seems to have a bib-like part to it. Is her attached to the front of her dress or not (in other words is it all one piece on the front or two separate pieces)? I can't remember.

If it is all one piece you can that collar part a bit bigger than the actual pattern when you cut it out. after you've sewn most of the dress together you can cut along the front part of the dress where it does that bib thing and sew you collar rest of the dress in place of what you cut out. Make sure to leave enough room when you cut for something to actually sew the collar part to.

Oh, you will have to make sure you make the collar piece a bit bigger in the center (where it is cut apart) so it can be buttoned together and not left open like it is in the photo. Maybe someone could describe that better, or draw it out..I'm not the best at explaining things.

RogueMimzy
11-14-2007, 08:38 AM
Thankies ^^ I think I get what you mean. That's kinda how I was thinking... it would just take all sorts of altering, and I'm a little scared about doing it x.x Fabric is expensive T^T

Arei
11-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Thankies ^^ I think I get what you mean. That's kinda how I was thinking... it would just take all sorts of altering, and I'm a little scared about doing it x.x Fabric is expensive T^T

Well using extra pieces of paper to help alter the pattern will make it a bit easier and if you make it a bit bigger than needed its not too difficult to make the dress a bit smaller. Always better to have too much than too little.

wyldbratling
11-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Why hello thar =D

I really really would like to make a Sophie dress (Miyazaki's HMC) The thing is, I can't alter patterns really... and I don't think I could make that dress from scratch. I have this (http://www.simplicitynewlook.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12_47_64&products_id=5688&zenid=89488ac074f060da93042f24462099c9) pattern but it's not accurate, because Sophie's dress has that little bib-like part in the front --> Sophie's Dress (http://icons.imeem.com/n1cetxBq.jpg)

I have been looking for quite some time, and was wondering if anyone had any patterns (or any help at all) that they could offer for this project =D

Thankies muchly =3


To bad I just moved out of NJ or I would help you in person.

Buttericks has a blouse pattern that is either the exact style or very close, I can not find the pattern number thought right now. Check at your local fabric store.

http://www.folkwear.com/romantic.html #205

RogueMimzy
11-15-2007, 02:36 PM
To bad I just moved out of NJ or I would help you in person.

Buttericks has a blouse pattern that is either the exact style or very close, I can not find the pattern number thought right now. Check at your local fabric store.

http://www.folkwear.com/romantic.html #205

Thank you muchly for the folkwear link! It shouldn't be too hard to just extend the pattern into a skirt.. I think...

@arei: True ^^;; I'm just scared about altering patterns... *hides from pattern-altering*

wyldbratling
11-15-2007, 03:02 PM
Thank you muchly for the folkwear link! It shouldn't be too hard to just extend the pattern into a skirt.. I think...

@arei: True ^^;; I'm just scared about altering patterns... *hides from pattern-altering*

Itís very easy to extend the shirt into a dress. Take the skirt pattern from your other costume pattern and lay it under the blouse pattern so that the waist line lines match up, then tape it in place with clear tape. Use a curved ruler to blend the shirt lines into the skirt lines. The dress has some blousing so you don't want it to be totally smooth. Un-tape the skirt and the blouse pattern and following your new blended shape go back out half way to the old blouse lines. When you put the two pieces together (her dress as a waist seam) you simply gather the blouse evenly into the skirt and sew them together.

Don't forget youíre going to need a petty coat with that dress; they are very simple to do. Take an A line skirt and then cut huge strips of muslin and gathers the strips into a ruffle and sews three on. The bottom ruffle should be 4" to 6" deep, next ruffle 3" to 5" deep and the top one 2" - 3" deep. Each ruffle going down should be fuller as well. This gives you a nice bell shape.

I hope that makes sense, I am so much better at showing then telling.