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AMC Dress No. 2

Added May 19, 2008

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia




Step 1 Intro


As per request from some of the members, I am adding instructions for customized pattern draft for the AMC dress.
You will need a basic shift dress sloper as a start point. You’ll get the best result if you start with a pattern you have already tried and that you know it fits well.
The instructions are rather raw, with no precise measurements, they just give you an idea of the alteration steps I took when drafting my own pattern.

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    Mar 15, 2010, 06.15 AMby marklandh

    Hi Ana Jan,

    I am so close to finishing my dress based on your pattern. Your sketch has no gathers in the sleeves, but your photo of the black/white dress does have gathers…….There’s no way I can sewn the sleeves in without gathers, except I gathers don’t suit me and I don’t have any more material…….., unless I cut it out of the main fabric…… there’s a thought…… can i some how draft out the gathers?


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      Mar 15, 2010, 02.00 PMby anajan

      Hi Helen,

      Unfortunately, I drew an incorrect technical drawing, so the puffy sleeves are the dress’ feature.

      You can alter the sleeve’s shape by changing the curvature of it – on your pattern piece draw a new curve line just bellow the original one. Now, be careful, the alteration should affect the apex of the sleeve, while the rest of it should not be changed. Also, you should measure the armsceye and compare it with the length of the sleeve’s curve – the sleeve should be slightly longer than the circumference of the armsceye.
      I would suggest to test this on a piece of scrap fabric (any sort would do) and try to baste it to your dress. I guess you might need several iterations before getting the right fit.
      I hope I helped.


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