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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Anybody seen something like an adult sized School Photo?

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Someone might suggest the Coco dress by Tilly and the buttons with the funnel neck option. If they do, don’t listen, I think it’s pretty poorly drafted.
    There must be a vintage Vogue pattern that’s similar surely….
    If you find it I’ll have a dress just like your daughter’s please. 🙂

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Hehe, that’s exactly why I ask, somebody requested one!If I could afford it I’d buy this one, the photos don’t come close to the real thing, it’s GORGEOUS in person. I bet a lot of it is done by hand:

    http://www.susyharper.co.uk/shop/4580170263/cpd-fleck/8894727

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    Profile photo of KerrilynKerrilyn @Kerrilyn

    I agree, not the Coco. The school photo is much better looking pattern than the Coco.

    Not exactly the brief but you could have a look at:

    Burda 7145, it has the high collar but the inseam pockets are horizontal and it uses a knit(side bodice and sleeves) plus a woven (central bodice and skirt)

    But could you adapt the Bistro? 😉 You could do seams down through the darts back and front. It would not be too hard, just remember to add in your seam allowances. You could make a yoke at the front by drawing a line across the pattern and cutting and adding seam allowances each side. The collar would be the most challenging. You would need to check how far down the neckline scooped and if you raised it at all that you could still fit your head through the space. Some careful measuring along the neck SEAM line would give you the length of the collar, then add seam allowances and decide how tall you want it to be. For the pockets copy the idea from the school photo but making them bigger to fit. For the sleeves copy the finish for the view you want but you may need to widen them slightly at the cuff end to get a similar effect. Doable but challenging and fiddly compared to a ready made pattern. I do hope that all made sense.

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    Profile photo of KerrilynKerrilyn @Kerrilyn

    Simplicity 7432 does look close.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    That does make sense about the Bistro, and I think the pockets might be optional — my friend has a terrific figure and I bet she’d be willing to forgo the pockets for something a little more fitted. I have plenty of time to look, my to-sew list is pretty long before I get to fitted garments for adults (who are not me!)

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Ooh, that New Look one you pinned is even better, thank you!

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    I have that new look pattern in my ‘to make for me’ pile, I’d not even noticed the elements of similarity to the school photo! I might have to modify it too…

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    I know its sleeveless but it comes pretty close (the neckline might differ though

    Grr the link isn’t working for some reason. Vogue 1329 just in case anyone was actually interested.

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