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Out of Print Pattern - Anyone seen anything like this?

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SuperiorCat Wed 16-Oct-13 16:24:45

This is the ideal pattern for making DDs dance dresses, but it is out of print. I've scoured ebay and amazon and no joy.

The dress is quite simple but is supposed to be

- close round neck
- princess seamed bodice
- drop waist

Has anyone come across anything similar?


ICameOnTheJitney Wed 16-Oct-13 18:38:08

this if she is a little girl.

SuperiorCat Wed 16-Oct-13 18:43:52

Thanks ICame, that would be perfect and even better that it is free, just a shame that she is in 11-12 clothes.

I might have a stab at pattern grading though.


Pachacuti Wed 16-Oct-13 18:46:45

Vogue 8020 is similar, although you'd probably need to Frankenpattern the neckline from another pattern.

Pachacuti Wed 16-Oct-13 18:51:40

Or Simplicity 4675. That one's out of print as well but there do seem to be plenty of copies available.

Pachacuti Wed 16-Oct-13 18:59:32

If she doesn't have a bust, you could certainly work on grading up Jitney's pattern using current clothing as a guide and get great results. If she has a bust you probably can't.

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 16-Oct-13 19:35:25

this if you could make the skirt a bit fuller?

SuperiorCat Wed 16-Oct-13 20:36:44

Brilliant suggestions thank you all so much.

This is the kind of thing that I need to make but less garish I don't have several hundred pounds

harbinger Wed 16-Oct-13 20:51:56

Going from your first picture, I have Simplicity 7781 Girl size 12. Probably from the 1970s. Looks the job, and has little bust darts.

See if you can find a picture.

harbinger Wed 16-Oct-13 21:00:03

Could you do 'fake' princess seams with a couple of rows of stitching? It all depends on her boobage! smile

Pachacuti Wed 16-Oct-13 21:03:24

It is actually for Irish dancing, then? I think those skirts are constructed a bit differently so you'd need to hack the pattern about a bit.

You may find this thread on (and possibly also this one) useful.

SuperiorCat Wed 16-Oct-13 21:27:45

harbinger that looks like exactly what I want - massive thanks flowers now off to see if I can find it.

Pacha - yes it is, for my sins. I've had a good look at the skirt construction on several dresses from others at the school so I know I have my work cut out, thanks for those links flowers

harbinger Wed 16-Oct-13 21:36:25

Don't worry about finding it!

The size 12 is 30". I will need to measure the pattern to see how much ease there is in it. Are you happy adapting it?

The one I have is new, I suspect I grew out of it and my DM had to buy a bigger one! (Was for dancing, but not like nowadays.)

Let me know if you are interested.

harbinger Wed 16-Oct-13 21:59:06

PM me

SuperiorCat Thu 17-Oct-13 08:46:38

Wow thanks, I've pm'd you.

SuperiorCat Sat 19-Oct-13 14:43:12

Huge thanks to the lovely harbinger for the loan of the pattern flowers flowers flowers

harbinger Wed 23-Oct-13 22:12:02

How are you doing?

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