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AMC Dress

Added May 16, 2008

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






The dress inspired by a dress I saw in a boutique. I loved it, and had to make one. So, I made my own pattern (I will post the pattern later) – it turned out just fine :). The neckline was too deep for my small breast and didn’t stand close to the body, so I slightly altered the original pattern with few pleates, which resulted with heart-shaped neckline. The top part of the dress (neckline and sleeves) and the bottm part ot its skirt are made from the shiny face of the fabric. The rest of the dress was made from the mat fabric’s face. Unfortunately, pictures aren’t that good to show these details.

I’ve made another variation of the dress, to see it click here. Also I posted some illustrations that describe the pattern construction process so take a look if you’re interested in drafting your own pattern.

Please note that instructions are posted as a PDF file, under the Print at copy shop section, along with the pattern file.

This dress was published in the December / January 2011 / 2012 issue of the Sew News magazine.

Material Notes

Cotton with two faces and flowerish ornament.




Garment Type

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    Aug 23, 2012, 05.21 PMby theknittingsheep

    I really want to make this! I’ve downloading the pattern instructions from the ‘Print at Copyshop’ section but I cant find the pattern pieces to cut out. Where can I find them???

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    Feb 10, 2011, 07.28 PMby loinaar

    hello, I started the dress, but I don’t how to put the yoke tailored separate? Should I pin or what? Thank’s!
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      Feb 11, 2011, 03.52 PMby anajan

      First apply the front neckline yoke to the front dress’ panel. Sew the pieces together and press the seams.
      Then sew the shoulder pieces.

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    Oct 8, 2010, 05.06 PMby kclutchey

    There are no instructions for this. The instructions pdf just has a description and then it says “Step 1 Please provide real instructions” I would love to make this dress… can anyone help?

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      Oct 26, 2010, 08.27 AMby anajan

      Sorry for the late reply, I didn’t know you left me a comment. The pattern has instructions, they’re posted as a PDF file, in the Print at copy shop section, along with the pattern.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 07.36 PMby artemis-ivorywings

    Where are the instructions? I want to make this, but being a beginner, i would really like to have instructions!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 08.55 PMby anajan

      Download the PDF file that is posted at the Print at copyshop section along with the pattern.
      Good luck with the dress!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.32 PMby nanacba

    es muy lindoooo…

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    Jun 10, 2010, 08.11 PMby pureviolet

    Just brilliant! Thanks for sharing it and taking your time to explain how to construct it! I also wish I could find the right jewelry to it – yours matches amazingly! I guess it’s the necklace that makes it look really refined… Thanks again, your works are a recreation!

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    May 30, 2010, 10.56 AMby katica

    How can I resize it for my figure? Thanks for your answer! Katica

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      May 31, 2010, 09.46 AMby anajan

      Hi Katica, thanks for the comment.
      I am not an expert on grading, nor resizing the patterns. The only advice I can give you is to take a look at this tutorial I posted here. Basically, you’s have to trace/draft a basic dress pattern with sleeves, and than follow the alteration instructions to make your AMC dress pattern.
      I hope this helped, and good luck!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 11.39 AMby lisilvia

    I love it so much! Thank you !

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    Jan 31, 2010, 06.25 AMby saori

    beautiful <3

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    Jan 11, 2010, 08.38 PMby kiruwe

    Love love love this dress!!!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 08.46 PMby sarabclever

    This is really pretty!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 04.00 PMby valentinaerastova

    so nice! i got a pattern… im planning of having some applications at the bottom…

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    Aug 23, 2009, 07.33 PMby fabricaddict

    So pretty, it looks great – you are so talented!

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    Aug 21, 2009, 11.47 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very nice dress! (na zalost, zeza me komp, ne mogu da otvorim pdf fajlove?! ja bih iskoristila ovaj snit da napravim bolero, sta kazes na ideju?)

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    May 17, 2008, 11.34 AMby stitchpurfect

    Really gorgeous. Looking forward to the pattern. Thank you for taking so much trouble. I have already earmarked some crepe back satin for this.

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    May 17, 2008, 11.24 AMby stephaniemorgan

    beautiful, utterly beautiful!

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    May 16, 2008, 08.06 PMby antigone

    This is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. And to think that we will get a pattern! Please post it soon, and a thousand thanks ahead of time! This really is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job!

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    May 16, 2008, 08.25 AMby queenb

    Very chic! How cool that you made this pattern yourself!!!

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    May 16, 2008, 06.53 AMby polychromatin

    I really like the look of it!

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    May 16, 2008, 03.55 AMby peaudane

    It’s a beautiful dress and I think it’s fabulous that you plan to post the pattern. It’s difficult to find patterns for dresses with defined waist and that are flattering on women with smaller bra size.

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