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