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  • teelabythesea
    i m costuming a production this summer and looking for these items. any ideas? 1- my fair lady type ascot dress(black and white one with big bow) pattern
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      i'm costuming a production this summer and looking for these items.
      any ideas?
      1-"my fair lady" type ascot dress(black and white one with big bow)
      pattern
      2-very wide black/white ribbon or easy way to construct

      i would appreciate any information anyone has in finding a pattern that
      i can adapt. thanks teela/ca.
    • Cat Devereaux
      ... pattern This is really just a princess seamed dress that has been custom fit to the wearer. You re probably not going to find a fitted dress pattern with
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        >>1-"my fair lady" type ascot dress(black and white one with big bow)
        pattern

        This is really just a princess seamed dress that has been custom fit to the
        wearer. You're probably not going to find a fitted dress pattern with the
        high neck and long sleeves... but if you start with something that has
        regular sleeves, you can modify the neck up and the sleeves longer.

        The trick to getting that butt-hugging look of the dress is first always fit
        the pattern in the shaper/undergarments and heels the actress will be
        wearing and then fit the gown from center hip, waist and bust. After you've
        got that completely smooth, lightly pin the sides together... then start
        snuggling the fit around the rear. Fit it with no ease on your first try.
        After the back is tight readjust the sides. Cut a new muslin to true up
        your fitting and don't let the weird shape of the back panels (lots of
        curve), put you off. Cut the sides with about a 1 1/2 seam allowance. Pin
        baste from hip down. This time when you fit the dress... start adding a bit
        of ease... just on the sides, unless you've got wrinkles (and then adjust
        where needed.) Do test for stairs and sitting. The sides can be loosed
        amazing once you have that tuck under the rear.

        BTW... this custom pattern is exactly the same for under dress if you're
        going for the movie version of the embassy dress as well.

        Remember, full slimmer or girdle for every fitting... or you get the
        weirdest lumps.

        -cat-
      • teela depond
        THANK YOU! Cat Devereaux wrote: 1- my fair lady type ascot dress(black and white one with big bow) pattern This
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          THANK YOU!

          Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...> wrote: >>1-"my fair lady" type ascot dress(black and white one with big bow)
          pattern

          This is really just a princess seamed dress that has been custom fit to the
          wearer. You're probably not going to find a fitted dress pattern with the
          high neck and long sleeves... but if you start with something that has
          regular sleeves, you can modify the neck up and the sleeves longer.

          The trick to getting that butt-hugging look of the dress is first always fit
          the pattern in the shaper/undergarments and heels the actress will be
          wearing and then fit the gown from center hip, waist and bust. After you've
          got that completely smooth, lightly pin the sides together... then start
          snuggling the fit around the rear. Fit it with no ease on your first try.
          After the back is tight readjust the sides. Cut a new muslin to true up
          your fitting and don't let the weird shape of the back panels (lots of
          curve), put you off. Cut the sides with about a 1 1/2 seam allowance. Pin
          baste from hip down. This time when you fit the dress... start adding a bit
          of ease... just on the sides, unless you've got wrinkles (and then adjust
          where needed.) Do test for stairs and sitting. The sides can be loosed
          amazing once you have that tuck under the rear.

          BTW... this custom pattern is exactly the same for under dress if you're
          going for the movie version of the embassy dress as well.

          Remember, full slimmer or girdle for every fitting... or you get the
          weirdest lumps.

          -cat-






          Teela











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