Pattern Suggestions

by Weedyseadragon on March 31, 2012 · 8 comments

in Dresses,Introduction

Hi Everyone,

I’m a long time reader and want to thank you all for posting your amazing creations. They have been a major inspiration in my sewing adventures.  I have been sewing for about a year and now think I’m finally get the hang of the basics.

I hate for my first post to be a question and will post about a few of the dresses I have made next, but I saw the most amazing dress from Dangerfield


Problem is that it doesn’t come in my size, so I’m hoping to make a copy for myself.

I found l butterick B5603



But this was a close as I came, and it’s mostly just the waist and lower bust that are the same. Does anyone know of a pattern or two I can use to recreate this lovely 40′s ish dress?

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CuriousRaven March 31, 2012 at 4:04 am

What a lovely dress! I really love the pleating detail on the bust. I feel like I’ve seen a pattern really similar to this but I can’t remember where… It was probably while I was browsing vintage patterns.
So I think it depends on exactly which details you really want. As lovely as the butterick pattern is, the dress you’re looking at has a mid-riff panel with a pleated skirt.
The top part appears to be kimono style sleeves and the closest pattern I can think of is Colette Patterns Sencha. You’d have to add the pleats yourself but I honestly don’t think it would be too difficult.


Jill March 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

Check out Vogue 8728. The top — including the sleeves — is really almost identical. You’ll just have to take out the gathers and add pleats to the upper front bodice. The skirt is the same — take out the gathers for a fitted look and add pleats. Good luck!


Lisl March 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I just bought Vogue DKNY 1287. Not exactly the same but it might work.


Sandra March 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Sandra March 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm
Sandra March 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm
Weedyseadragon April 2, 2012 at 4:45 am

Thanks for all the suggestions! I will let you know how I go ^_^


Leah Sample April 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

I actually just sewed the yellow dress on the front of this pattern! It will be my easter dress. (: I found the pattern at Hancock Fabrics. It’s also available at Joann’s. (:


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