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Would it be really expensive to get a skirt made to the same pattern as one I've already got?

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used2bthin Wed 24-Jun-09 13:15:55

It would be an easy pattern to follow I think. Has anyone done this? Its such a good shape and the perfect fit but I would like it in thicker cotton so people can't see my knickers!

OrmIrian Wed 24-Jun-09 13:19:53

I think it might cost more than you hope I'm afraid. If the dressmaker needs to block the pattern first. However if it's a good pattern for you it might be an idea to get several made in different fabrics at the same time. And she could still hold the pattern for you to do more later.

used2bthin Wed 24-Jun-09 13:26:57

I was thining it might cost a lot oh well, probably beyond my budget as I wouldn't want to spend more than £40 at the most. It is such a good shape that I'd love a couple of them but only if it was affordable. I was hoping there might be a website that I could use, send the skirt off to them and choose the fabric that sort of thing but I am probably being too optimistic!

CountessDracula Wed 24-Jun-09 13:27:50

Could you get a petticoat?

muffle Wed 24-Jun-09 13:28:14

Get a sewing friend to help you? It doesn't sound difficult.

OrmIrian Wed 24-Jun-09 13:29:46

The best thing you could do is find a dressmaker and ask for a rough quote. They you'd know the worst (or best). I don't know about online dressmakers. Have you searched?

Danceswithchickens Wed 24-Jun-09 13:36:50

what about doing a class at evening school or on a Saturday. Local colleges sometimes run a dressmaking or pattern cutter course.

used2bthin Wed 24-Jun-09 13:42:35

I've tried googling but keep coming up with patterns! I am not remotely crafty so wouldn't want to do it but possibly could ask someone I know to do it. I'd have to pay of course though and wouldn't want them to feel they couldn't charge me full price. So may be easier just to find a dressmaker maybe I should google them instead.

CountessDracula Wed 24-Jun-09 14:02:13

http://oxford.gumtree.com/oxford/72/37598272.html

how about this
you could post it

CountessDracula Wed 24-Jun-09 14:03:20

or this

CountessDracula Wed 24-Jun-09 14:04:09

or this

used2bthin Wed 24-Jun-09 14:11:13

Thankyou countess dracula you are a star! I'm really interested in the first one as its in my area but can't find it was it a dressmaker?

CountessDracula Wed 24-Jun-09 15:29:58

does this link work?

used2bthin Wed 24-Jun-09 16:54:51

Thank you so much yes it does that is great I will contact her tomorrow and hope she doesn't charge a fortune!

CountessDracula Thu 25-Jun-09 11:23:04

smile

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