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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Flame Princess - Need help finding a pattern

Hello! I really need help picking a base pattern out to for this lady's dress. I'm usually good at picking patterns out but.. This one has me kind of stumped.


Don't even worry about matching the "overskirt" piece or the neckline.. I'm really just focusing on the shape of the skirt! But a matching neckline would be a plus of course.

* A note: I'd like the skirt part to be more like
this: http://ladygeekgirl.files.wordpress....0731.jpg?w=764 (less folds in the under skirt)
than this: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6...rwg8o1_500.jpg (more folds in the under skirt)

* I'd really like it to be a brand that I can get from Jo-anns. So.. I'm limited to Simplicity, McCalls, Vogue, New Look, Butterick, Kwik Sew (I forget a few). I only say this because they often have sales that makes these patterns 1 to 4 dollars instead of 11 or 20 dollars!

I thought Vogue 2788 would be perfect! ..And it almost is. Except it has alot less "hips" than I'd like :/ Unless I can modify that somehow, but I don't know how to.

EDIT: Simplicity 1728 is also almost perfect! ... but the skirt looks waaay to large D: ..unless I can slim it down T.T
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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If you extend the Circle Skirt pattern from Simplicity http://www.simplicity.com/p-2238-costumes.aspx

and get a A Line Petticoat it will do that effect you want =3

That is what I did for my Ice Queen cosplay ~ Again its bigger since I had a larger petticoat xD

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Unread 02-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hmmm.. not quite what I'm looking for, but thanks ^^;
I need more roundish hips right below the waist. That slopes down too much from the waist before it becomes round
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Unread 02-07-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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Love this pattern myself for a base dress.

I used it for Merida and it hugs the his nicely.

I'm been debating between doing the Flame Princess or Nat's Cotton Candy Princess myself in the future.

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Unread 02-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Still a little too slim at the hips ^^;

This is exactly what I'm looking for(excuse the lame drawing):

When I say base dress, I mean something I can sew for the overall shape and then only have to add a layer or two for the overskirt piece thing
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Unread 02-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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To get that shape, you'll need something like a bum roll. Historical patterns are your best bet.
Simplicity 1728 has a nice shape. Simplicity 2621 has a bum roll and hoop skirt. Simplicity 4092 has a pocket hoop.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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Do you still need a pattern?

Last Halloween my daughter went as Flame Princess and I used McCall's pattern M4887, a fairy costume for children with some adjustments: Makes the V front more shallow and extend the back longer and change from a rounded back to two tails.

I can post a few picture if you're like to see what I did.

You could probably use the children's sized pattern as a guide to an adult sized pattern.
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