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Pattern Request... [Feb. 22nd, 2008|10:38 pm]
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[megz33]
I wanted to sew my own easter dress this year and was hoping to have something along the lines of the following style...(bottom left dress)

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I'm a college student with very little money to spare so any help would be greatly appreciated! I was wondering if you could scan them and email them or something along those lines. Thanks in advance!

MeGz
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[User Picture]From: wendyhouse
2008-02-23 01:58 pm (UTC)
I can't lay my hands on mine at the moment, but I can highly recommend http://www.sensibility.com/pattern/regency.htm ; or the commercial version (designed by the same woman - Simplicity 4055
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[User Picture]From: corsetra
2008-02-23 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yup the simplicity dress will work well, otherwise I can get you a list of books with patterns.

And you should know scanning them and e-mailing would be illegal....

also see this danish pattern
http://tidenstoej.natmus.dk/periode1/dragt.asp?ID=8

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From: widgeon7
2008-02-23 07:31 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure those dresses were actually made from the patterns suggested by the above commenter. I know that because I recognize the photos. The sewist's name starts with an M, but I can't remember what her name is. Maybe not the dress at the top left: I think that one's probably from a gridded pattern in "Patterns of Fashion". The one you like is from either Simplicity 4055 or the Elegant Lady's Closet pattern at the first link. Those both contain the same bodice pattern, although the sizing is different.

Just FYI: As far as I know it's not actually possible to scan or digitize a paper dress pattern using normal home computer equipment. So don't be surprised if no one will do it for you. ;) If you need a cheap pattern, most fabric stores that sell patterns have pattern sales at regular intervals.
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[User Picture]From: megz33
2008-02-24 12:06 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone, I didn't know it was illegal or impossible. Sorry about that. And I guess I could look around in sewing stores for a cheap book. Thanks for your info everyone, I appreciate it!
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