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15 Aug 2012 - 23:0189384
Help with understanding patterns
Hello all
I'm attempting to make my first cosplay from scratch (Queen Elinor from Brave). As it's my first time I'm using a pattern, and I've found the one I think I want to use. However I'm having a little trouble understanding the greek on the back. I just want to know how much material I need to use.



I need to make Dress D is size 16. As I understand it the nap thing only matters if the fabric I'm using has a direction to it. The thing I really don't get is the 45" /60" thing. Is that something to do with length? If anyone can tell me that'd be a massive help.

Thanks guys!


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15 Aug 2012 - 23:1789385
The 45 to 60 thing is the width of your base fabric in inches.
I find that if you look at the side in French it will tell you how much fabric you need lengthways you need in metres.


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15 Aug 2012 - 23:2789387
Ahh! Of course. Thanks!

Now... to work out how much I'm going to need to do the under and outer dress.


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16 Aug 2012 - 00:1189391
From prior experience, I've gotta give a word of warning: Watch out when you come to putting that collar together. From my previous ventures, because of the gathers, sometimes it works, sometimes it puts together like crap. Just... Be extra-specially cautious with every stitch xD


16 Aug 2012 - 18:5889424
Thanks for the advice Amelia. I'll be careful.

I have to make two dresses (one under one outer) so I'm going to do the under one first so I can practice. The collar etc won't show as much so I can just hide it away if it all goes hideously wrong. I think I need to adapt the collar a little as well so that's EXTRA fun times...


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