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6 years 4 days ago #1184 by Emily Rose

I'm trying to find a good a-line skirt for my janet dress. I already have the top part via mina's blog, however I'm trying to find a good fitting A line skirt for my dress. What have you used before?

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6 years 4 days ago #1189 by kazelle4711

I personally hate patterns with a vengance but Its always worth scouting Ebay for a 1960s A line mini dress pattern.



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5 years 2 weeks ago #4251 by Wild and Untamed Frank

Etsy can be a gold mine. I lucked out on finding the perfect dress. I just had to add the collar, cuffs, and buttons.

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4 years 8 months ago #4804 by erantiel

Wild and Untamed Frank wrote:

Etsy can be a gold mine. I lucked out on finding the perfect dress. I just had to add the collar, cuffs, and buttons.
So true. I've been working on Janet's pink dress the last couple weeks. I found quite a few on etsy that I could have easily converted to look like Janet's. However, it ended up being cheaper for me to make it, because most of the ones in my size were priced around $40, which was about the same as what I payed for materials to make it. However, I think my homemade dress comes a lot closer than converting any of the pre-made ones would have. I got a lot of help from my mother, because this was the first time I've used a sewing machine for anything. I used McCalls pattern 6599, hemmed the skirt a lot shorter, and changed the neckline a bit. I made the collar detachable, it velcroes on in the front and ties with a ribbon in the back.

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