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Hello, well. I am cosplaying a character for a convention that is coming up and my dress is supposed to be a high-low style dress… Trouble is… I have NO idea what or how I am going to do this dress. I have bought a black steel boned corset, so the top will not be nessicary, but the skirt… that is where the problem starts. This is how I would like this dress to look:


I am purposly wanting to put a long train on the back, but I don’t know where to find a pattern for that or how many yards I will need. If you are good at this or have made this dress, I would be very greatful for help. Also, if you need more info:

Waist: 46
Hips: 48
(I am a curvy person. Curvy and Proud! _)


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    Feb 2, 2013, 09.30 AMby sewingfan1

    I’m sure I’ve read before that you make a circle skirt with the circle for your waist off centre but I’m not sure whether that would give you the size train your after or not.Someone else hopefully will have suggestions for that bit. Otherwise you could practice/experiment with a small bit of fabric on a doll?

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      Feb 2, 2013, 12.36 PMby Anti-Shoujo

      Thank you! From what I had heard, I could make the front of the skirt a circle skirt and then when I make the pattern for the back, make it longer and to the ground. After that, creating a curved hem to make it fit with the front of the dress. Would that work? I need to use organza fabric.

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    Feb 2, 2013, 09.42 AMby katexxxxxx

    Use an oval rather than a circle…

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      Feb 2, 2013, 12.40 PMby Anti-Shoujo

      Thank you for your response! Do you mean with the pattern? Or the sewing of the dress if were to have a hem line?

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      Feb 2, 2013, 01.08 PMby katexxxxxx

      Rather than making the skirt a circle and fiddling with it, draw it as an oval… Or egg shaped.

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    Feb 3, 2013, 03.25 AMby Ariana Bauer

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