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Little house on the prairie dress

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    Profile photo of designsmckdesignsmck @designsmck

    My daughter wants a Laura Ingalla dress for her birthday. I was thinking of using the fairy tale dress with the sleeves from the book report dress. Are this two very different patterns mashable? I don’t know how to draft sleeves or if the sleeves are interchangable between two different patterns. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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    Profile photo of sahmcoloradosahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    I know this is not an answer to your question, but how about the Jump Rope dress pattern instead? If you choose the right fabric and leave off the sash, it would be very close to their every-day dresses. With the sash, it’s quite like their Sunday dresses (although I know the buttons are on the front instead of back).

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    Do you have an image of a particular dress that feels the most Little House to you? The Playdate seems closest to me, and wouldn’t require any mashing, but you might have a different image in mind:

    http://oliverands.com/oliver-and-s-patterns-dresses/OLV-OS007PD.html

    Here’s one from the Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45281301@N03/4177263977/in/dateposted/

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    Profile photo of designsmckdesignsmck @designsmck

    Those two are great options, but my daughter is turning 10. Those patterns are in the smaller size range. I still would like to know if the sleeves are interchangable between patterns. Has anyone done that?

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    I would be surprised if the sleeves fit both dresses. You could lay the pattern pieces out and compare the sleeve caps/armscyes to see. If not, you can change the sleeve cap on the library dress sleeve to match the one on the fairy tale dress sleeve.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Are you wanting to use Fairy Tale/Book Report because those are the patterns you already own? If you need to find out whether that exact combo has been done before, I’d suggest either editing the title of this thread, or posting a new question, in hopes of catching the eye of somebody who’s done that specific thing. I did a search of the flickr pool and wasn’t able to turn up that particular mashup, but you might have better luck if you try it. I used the terms ‘fairy tale sleeves’ and restricted my search to the O+S group pool.

    If the question is, do all O+S patterns have the same armscye/sleeve cap, the answer is no, they don’t. You’d need to do a bit of adjusting when swapping, as Sandi notes. Good luck!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    This is now pretty far off topic but this link was so interesting: http://www.ikatbag.com/2014/03/subtelties-in-drafting-sleeves.html

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    Profile photo of needlewomanneedlewoman @needlewoman

    Thank you Sarvi for the link about armholes/sleeves. Great site to visit, and I especially like the writer’s “cardboard models”.

    My suggestion for a LHOP dress is the apple picking frock, and/or the Music Box Pinafore combined with the Music Class Blouse. You could also take the Music Class Blouse, and add a skirt to it (something I’ve been thinking about for a while).

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