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01 Feb 2011 - 00:0549594
Really need some help D:
To save this loading slowly for some... i really need help in how to make this costume..
I have been looking in pattern books and am having no luck or CLUE how to make this D:

It is Kaya's Pink Dress From the Chocolat Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYvmJIjInww

I was hoping to get this done by October 2011 and actually do the dance at the masq... but if i have no clue about how to START making this,,, its a distant dream x


01 Feb 2011 - 04:1349602
you will need to check out the historical patterns, there are some out there. It looks like a skirt, blouse and a stomacher to me. The blouse & skirt looks mock 1890. Hope this helps


01 Feb 2011 - 12:1549611
I reckon historical/costume patterns may be of use ^_^ If you go on a site like sew direct and just open up the costume section of each pattern brand they usually have some decent looking pattern like this:

http://www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/B6196.html

which you can alter to make it more accurate like the one you're going for

Sewing world is also a good place to hunt, I usually buy mine from there
http://www.sewingworld.co.uk/
Have a look at this one: Simplicity Pattern 2325 it's an alice in wonderland pattern for the queen but I think it may work well for what you need ^_^

Hope that's of some use


01 Feb 2011 - 14:5749643
Quote SarahSaiyan:
I reckon historical/costume patterns may be of use ^_^ If you go on a site like sew direct and just open up the costume section of each pattern brand they usually have some decent looking pattern like this:

http://www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/B6196.html

which you can alter to make it more accurate like the one you're going for

Sewing world is also a good place to hunt, I usually buy mine from there
http://www.sewingworld.co.uk/
Have a look at this one: Simplicity Pattern 2325 it's an alice in wonderland pattern for the queen but I think it may work well for what you need ^_^

Hope that's of some use


definately some good advice here!! good luck xx


01 Feb 2011 - 15:2549646
Some good links that would be useful. I don't know if this will help as well, but:

First of all, what I would do, is break the cosplay down to as basic components as you can, even breaking up the shirt. I always do this and tend to find it really simplfys things.
So, firstly, that looks like a skirt and blouse, not a dress. The skirt will probably be simple enough, though may take some playing around with. You'll probably need a pettycoat underneath, or something similer, in order to make the skirt flare in an 'A' shape, rather than go straight down. It also appears to be gathered. So the waist is far wider than yours in the pattern and you bunch up a little at a time. I believe it's done by doing two loose parralell stitches, don't tie them at one end, but use them as draw strings (but it's been a while since I've done it, so I'd double check that). As you'll need a lot of material for that, try using a sheet to figure out how to do it. Play around, see how it would work.

Do you have a clearer picture of the top?


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02 Feb 2011 - 20:3049742
Thank you soooo much guys!!!
Umm.. i think the video is gonna be the clearest pictures to be honest D:

I'm gonna take alllll your advice and get going ;D x


02 Feb 2011 - 21:3549749
Okay. Gald to have helped some. I can't wait to see it. If you get stuck on something, trying looking at normal clothing and using that to base your pattern on and then adpat it to the outfit. The shirt is pretty much a shirt with puffy seleeves at the top and then lots of ruffles.


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