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I had been looking for what seemed like ages for a shelf bust dress pattern and finally found one! (advance 9399) see pic below.
I am going to change the skirt to a fitted pencil skirt which I have already drafted and I would like to either make it sleeveless or even better a halter neck! but unfortunately I don’t know where to start making it sleeveless let alone halterneck! If there is anyone out there that could help me I would be ever so grateful :)

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  • 20596winter_20fairy_large

    Feb 12, 2013, 11.53 AMby sewingfan1

    I just wouldn’t sew the sleeves on and neaten the armhole edge with a binding strip instead if you stick to the above style rather than halternecking it.

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      Feb 14, 2013, 12.47 PMby lunaroak

      Thanks :) I will give that a go I didn’t realise it would be that simple!

  • Purplefan_large

    Feb 18, 2013, 10.22 PMby purplefan

    Looking at the pattern envelope, I’m struck at how the dress is basic a dirndl pattern and the shelf bust part and sleeves seem to be the blouse part of a dirndl. I was just looking through my little batch of past Burda Style/World of Fashion pages and I had a couple of dirndl photos and instructions in there.

    The ultimate 2-in-1 outfit.

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    Aug 25, 2015, 06.43 AMby MichaelMaloney

    I think I would do just that too. Simply leave out the sleeves and you are all set to go. Try that out first before attempting on a halterneck which could mean more work as the back needs to be fully cropped off and re-attached on the neck. I have seen a few similar designs here in Gold Coast and I think short-sleeves look better.

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    Aug 28, 2015, 12.21 PMby planete-games

    Hope to see it finished !

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