Pattern Search Help

by SarahRT on March 2, 2010 · 12 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I adore this dress and want to recreate it. However, I’m having a hard time finding a pattern that is similar. I wouldn’t mind using two patterns to piece together, just as long as I have the building blocks to make this dress. I’m a size 14-16 in vintage patterns; 34-36″ bust, 28″ waist, 34″ hip.

Your help is much appreciated. Promise I’ll be posting sewing projects soon. Life is busy; therefore, no time for sewing! :(


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Pam March 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm

McCall's 5380 is out of print, but you might be able to find it on ebay or etsy. It has the shirred bust and waist panel of the Walk the Line dress (which I also adore!)

You could frankenstein it with another sleeve to get the same effect.

Good luck and please post pictures if you get it done!


crissy baker March 3, 2010 at 12:47 am

Got it! Well, I've got one really close and it's in a size 14!
I will gladly lend it out :)


I BLEED PINK March 3, 2010 at 1:20 am

What a lovely design!!


Sarah March 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

Oh, wow!! Thanks for your help, everyone. Crissy – I'd love to borrow your pattern (I'll trace it and return it). Thank you so much!


sarah March 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I was just going to say I was sure I'd seen a pattern just like it…and Crissy has it! It's be gorgeous!! I hope you post the finished dress!


RiAnge Creations. Ltd. March 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Sarah March 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I'll definitely be posting a picture of the finished dress. :)


Julie March 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Good luck with your hunt, I can't help, its a beautiful dress.


Lisette March 5, 2010 at 9:04 am

What movie is this from?


Sarah March 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Lisette – it's from Walk the Line.


Original Mischief March 7, 2010 at 8:04 am

Stunning dress!


Holly Dai March 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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