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I saw this adorable yellow tank dress on here about a week or so ago now I can not find it. I typed it in search.
tried to put photo here unable to, It has a criss cross front neckstrap
Thank you


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  • Hallaa_large

    Aug 14, 2011, 11.00 PMby aleah

    Upload a photo on for example tinypic.com, and send us the link.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 08.51 AMby ichigogirl

    Oh, that’s a really nice dress! So. you’ve got the pictures of it. Are you looking for the pattern? Is it a Burda magazine pattern or a member’s pattern? Or is it a project?

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    Aug 15, 2011, 09.10 AMby chicknribbs

    I remember that dress. It didn’t have a pattern attached to it, I don’t think there was even a tutorial. BUT I made a similar dress, after falling in love with the yellow one. I sort of made my own pattern, using a pattern that fits me as a guide. I looked high and low for a tutorial or any pattern like it, but didn’t have any luck at all. Maybe someone else knows of one?

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      Aug 15, 2011, 11.19 AMby teresa5562

      did you get the straps similiar, please post your project, would love to see and maybe you could add a pdf patern
      Thank you

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    Aug 15, 2011, 09.20 AMby aleah

    Here you go. http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/sunny-yellow-tent-dress. I first tried to use a reverse image search, and I got a link out of it, but I’m guessing burda has made alterations to their links… so then I just search through burda. Got it.


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      Aug 15, 2011, 11.18 AMby teresa5562

      Thank you, that’s it. I sure would love the strap patern, I am no good at making my own templates. I typed sunny halter in search and it would not show up. Thanks again

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    Aug 15, 2011, 11.47 AMby aleah

    It seems like she never uploaded a pattern (can’t find it on her profile), and as the dress itself was posted in… a long time ago, I doubt it ever will be. You should try browsing some pattern-sites to find something similar. Perhaps I will give it a go later.

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      Aug 15, 2011, 11.48 AMby teresa5562

      Yes I have been doing that but no luck yet. Not even on vintage pattern sites. Let me know if you have any luck. Thanks again

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    Aug 15, 2011, 02.35 PMby ichigogirl


    This dress is really not difficult to make a pattern for. Make one from a fitted sloper, it doesn’t even have to fit correctly around the waist, as long as the fit is good enough around the shoulders/upper bust/back.

    I’m a big fan of the hands on pattern-making method:

    - Make a sloper of a basic bodice pattern (in material or in paper, if you make it in paper, then sticky-tape instead of sew, and cut the pattern pieces without any seam allowance).

    - Draw the desired shape of your finished garment on the sloper. Easier in the back if you use a dress-dummy, of the help of a friend who can draw. Otherwise, draw the front first, make markings on the back as a guideline (doesn’t matter if it looks ugly!), and draw the finished lines while not wearing the sloper.

    -Cut a pattern straight from the sloper. In this case you need to cut and past to get the two pieces for the front, since they overlap. Just copy.

    Make sure you make the pattern identical on both sides (I usually do so by folding it along the center front or center back and tracing an average pattern between the lines if the sides differ).

    I’ve made a quick sketch-guide (like a cartoon) on how I would go about making this pattern, I hope it’s clear enough!

    Give it a go, to quote the legendary Weekend Designer: it ain’t rocket science ;-)! (And it’s FUN to be able to make patterns).

    From Sewing

    To see the instructions in a bigger version, click this link

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      Aug 16, 2011, 06.24 PMby teresa5562

      Having trouble viewing your picasso page, any idea why
      Thank you

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.37 PMby teresa5562

    GREAT I am getting a dress dummy tomorrow from a lady from craigslist here. It is adjustable and she just wants it gone. Only $20.00 I can’t wait, I know it will make sewing so much easier for me. Thank you for this detail, I have some great yellow fabric I think jersey type and want to try this dress.

  • Vatten_large

    Aug 17, 2011, 08.25 AMby ichigogirl

    Hm, weird, I can see it clearly, and tested the link.

    But I posted it in my blog, too, try it there:


    Remember to match up the lines for the front and the back pattern pieces before you begin cutting the toile (sloper) to make the pattern.

    Good luck making the pattern!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 09.56 AMby chicknribbs

    Definitely give it a go! I used a similar method as ichigogirl, EXCEPT that I drew everything flat (not holding the sloper up to myself). Also, I used a pattern that fits me already, rather than a sloper: - draw a curved line from the corner where the shoulder seam meets the neckline on the right side to the armpit on the left. - measure 2 inches down the shoulder seam and place a mark. measure 3 inches down the side seam and place a mark - connect these two lines with a curve. - repeat these steps for the back - fold the bodice in half (important to do this now) and mark the fold. - add seam allowances and cut the pattern out. - make a test-strap out of scraps, to check that it fits you.

    Knowing the centre point of the straps helps you line them up (including the grain line) when you put them together. Also, if you want to be precise about measuring and drafting the peak at the centre front/back of the dress… although, as she said, precision isn’t necessary at this stage.

    It’s a really forgiving fit and not that tough to draft. It was my first time ever drafting a pattern, so yay! The only tough part in the construction is where the straps cross in front, but I found that if you just force it, it’s going to work. ;)

    Good luck with it!!!

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    Apr 7, 2014, 03.15 PMby Meredith Bergin

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