Any idea where I could find this pattern?

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Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Xioumi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:26 pm

Not strictly a re-enactment related post. I'm not quite sure what era it's from (20thC isn't my strong point) but I really want to find the pattern for it this dress as I want it for my wedding dress. Failing that is there anyone on here that thinks they can replicate it for me? Any help is much appreciated.
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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Shadowcat » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:31 pm

I think it's highly likely that the pattern was made by the maker. I don't do modern dress, but know people who do, and mostly they draft the pattern to the customer's specifications. I will p.m you with the name of a colleague who makes wedding dresses, who doesn't use this forum.

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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Xioumi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:36 pm

Thanks Shadowcat. I do know that the dress was made by the brides mother and that she used a pattern but do you think I can find the details about it again?? Any and all help and suggestions are appreciated.



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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Miss Costello » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:19 pm

It looks very similar to the Simplicity pattern,

http://images.buyitsellit.com/510056.jpg with more draping etc...I also have a pal who specialises in historical wedding dresses, may I also reccommend Button, Boot and Spatterdash for the corset you'll need to go under it?
http://www.weddings.co.uk/button/but_col3.htm

Good luck!

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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:34 pm

This actually looks like the Dior (et al) 1950's New edwardian look - an evening sort of offshoot from the New Look, rather than an earlier period piece. The draping is asymetrical in the flying panel style, the bodice is cut to keep a straight back rather than Swan-curved-spine posture of earlier, real edwardian dress.

I know of a handful of examples in my head, but don't have time for an extensive search through my books or sketchy images hunts. To get a rough idea - top right hand image here http://www.fashion-era.com/C20th_costum ... 9-1950.htm although this is probably a cocktail or dinner dress.

Have a look a Cecil Beaton's society portraits 1948 - 55 for other images. The 1951 portrait of the Wyndham-Quinn sisters http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur ... 8%26um%3D1 Plus any of Leslie Charon's costumes in Gigi, which he designed.

And an earlier 1948 still life of variations taken by Beaton of another designers collection of similar evening dress (early development of the look) here

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur ... G%26um%3D1

It was probably made from a pattern - probably a vintage one. This site sells a huge range, http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/bridalpatterns.html are many who do) but this one has a pattern resizing service for purchasing customers; this is very important as a modern size 12 equates to a 1940's size 16.
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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Tuppence » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:43 pm

It's a modern design, and it won't be a commercial pattern I'd imagine.

It's a variant on a victorian / edwardian dress - it will look like new look, because the same source inspiration material will have been used (or very similar).

Be careful about anybody who says they will make that exact dress - as it's a modern design it will be subject to design right.


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Re: Any idea where I could find this pattern?

Postby Xioumi » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:08 pm

Thank you all, your help was much appreciated.




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