my DD wants to make herself a 17th dress for a sch project. help

(12 Posts)
notanothercheesesandwich Sat 20-Feb-16 10:07:29

obviously we cant find a pattern. how do we start?

Berthatydfil Sat 20-Feb-16 10:13:14

Do you mean 17th century?
Some of the pattern manufactures do costume patterns or try get some large sheets of square paper and google and draft one to suit her measurements

HerbWoman Sat 20-Feb-16 10:15:16

Try googling cosplay sewing patterns.

Iamnotloobrushphobic Sat 20-Feb-16 10:15:51

You can buy historical dress patterns here

www.neheleniapatterns.com/english/englishsite.html

OhBuggerandArse Sat 20-Feb-16 10:16:06

Here you are: bfy.tw/4MMz

Katymac Sat 20-Feb-16 10:16:34

look here for free patterns

There are some paid for ones here

OhBuggerandArse Sat 20-Feb-16 10:17:16

And this: www.amazon.co.uk/Patterns-Fashion-1660-1860-Vol-1/dp/0333136063

notanothercheesesandwich Sat 20-Feb-16 10:29:21

wow thanks. loads of great help. (yes it was meant to say 17th centuary)

notanothercheesesandwich Sat 20-Feb-16 10:49:59

Thank you i have looked through the links and their is lots of great inspiration. I maybe should have clarified that unsurprisingly we have googled it (thanks Ohbugger - genius suggestion) the problem we have is that she is 9 and has just used a sewing machine for the first time. I was hoping for some advice on how to mock up a pattern based on the wide variety of images that are available that would give the look but withough some of the technicality - and considerable expense.

Katymac Sat 20-Feb-16 15:08:43

OK post a picture of what she thinks a 17th C dress looks like & we will adapt & tweak

lavendersun Sun 21-Feb-16 03:41:07

I have made this before

www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/visit-us/top-things-to-see-and-do/a-living-tudor-world/fun-and-games/make-your-own-girls-tudor-kirtle/

A century earlier though! Came up a little bit small but a lovely well thought out pattern. Fitted my daughter at 8-9 rather than 9-11 but she is tall and wearing aged 12 clothes at 9.9.

Maybe you could adapt it?

lavendersun Sun 21-Feb-16 03:46:30

Must add that I made it for about £6 from an eBay remnant but you could use an old cotton sheet and some Dylon to get the colour you wanted.

Simplify it by making just an outer bodice (unlined) and hemming the edges or leaving them raw, omitting the curved bottom on the bodice and just attaching a simple gathered rectangle for a skirt would make it easy.

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