Debbie has been on a roll again with pageant showstoppers as part of her D’Jean series.
This dress is interesting, in that she is venturing out into developing patterns of her own based roughly on multiple pieces from multiple patterns then overlaid with her own interpretation.
She started with the bodice from Simplicity #8330. She modified the shape to fit just a bit better and did a little sculpting through the sides and back.
The skirt section is loosely based on Neue Mode #22627 with the flare of the skirt changed subtly.
Once we got through the initial redrafting, shaping, and draping, we were good to go. The dress came out great, though every time she spends hour after hour removing sequins we have a moment or two…
You can read about Simplicity #8330 on Pattern Review Here.
Neue Mode 22627 hasn’t been revived on Pattern Review yet.