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From: pookie
Date: 05-13-2007, 12:21 PM (1 of 7)
I am looking for a halter pattern like this
but less expensive. Money is a bit tights right now, I have some beautiful fabric this would be perfect for. I would so buy this if it was on slae for like 10 bucks. it is so cute...
anyone know of a place...maybe an ebay auction of anything.

User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: dmoses
Date: 05-13-2007, 01:53 PM (2 of 7)
You could probably adapt a small apron pattern to get the same effect. As a matter of fact, you could probably draft a pattern very easily on your own, using some inexpensive fabric.

I did a quick search, and found a couple of patterns that may be adapted also...McCalls 5306

and Butterick 4783.'4783%5C'&page=1

They are not exactly like the top you want, but similar.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: grandma C
Date: 05-13-2007, 04:06 PM (3 of 7)
Here is just a suggestion. Take an old but good piece of adult clothing.use it for fabric,for a trial garment for this dress.
Get some tissue paper and fit it up to your child or one of her shirts that fit, and trace the armscye and across the chest and back for a pattern to make the fitted part of the dress. Cut two of the front and two of the back This will give you a lined bodice.. Cut it from the old adult garment. once you are satisfied withe top part then get some other older garment pieces and start cutting strips of the fabric to gather. No need to rip the older garment apart. Just cut it and let the seamlines and pocket be design features on the new garment. The dress looks pretty simple. I think I will try the same method for a dress for dgd who will be with me for a few day the end of May. I have in the past made my youngest son clothes out of hand me downs that my MIL gave me that I did not like for myself but put to good use. I also have a favorite old vest that I lined with a shirt my dad passed on to Hubby. I placed the pocket so that the vest has an inside pocket.
I wish you the best in your construction process. "
Necessity is the mother of invention."
Belinda/Grandma C
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: pookie
Date: 05-13-2007, 10:43 PM (4 of 7)
great it.
I am learning as I go...I thikn I am improving alot even over the paset few days...

tks again
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-14-2007, 12:23 AM (5 of 7)
You also may want to use an old sheet or pillowcase for a test garment. Lots of yardage to experiment with.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: MaryW
Date: 05-14-2007, 05:41 AM (6 of 7)
Yup, old sheets are the best for working on pattern fit.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-14-2007, 11:51 PM (7 of 7)
My MIL works at a thrift store and so I go over and pick up old sheets for $2 each which I use for my muslins. They work great.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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