Please Help Me Find A Dress Pattern

I went to the mall today to get my beloved laptop cosmetically fixed. While Mackee (Yes, she has a name. No, it's not very original) was being serviced I popped into my favorite overpriced bohemian store, Anthro.pologie. I love their style, but cringe at the thought of paying $158 + tax for a COTTON dress. I tried on a dress called Dauntless and fell in love immediately. It had me at bold pattern and pockets! I lurve dresses with pockets!!! Unfortunately, my boobs are more comfortable in a larger dress size than the rest of my body. No, they're not huge. They just decided to shrink a little slower than the rest of me. *shrug*

If I buy the dress, which won't be happening with my anemic bank account, I'll need to get it altered. Someone suggested that I might be better off finding the dress pattern, some fabric, and having it made in Chinatown. Sweet! Too bad I'm no longer in NYC :-( There are so many cute, overpriced dresses on the market right now and I want them all. I need to learn how to sew. This is where you come in, blog family, if you can find me a pattern for the dress (remember it has pockets) I'd be eternally grateful. I've been perusing many of the popular brands online and haven't found anything yet.

I suppose this would be described as a strapless, shift style (or is this A line?) dress with invisible pockets?

Heeeeeeelllllp! Patrice? Adrienne? Carmelle? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I'll post this on Napptu.rality and my hair blog to enlist the services of some more of you kind folks.

*Bonus points for being able to point me in the direction of some traditional fabric. The bolder the print and brighter the color the better.


  1. You could try checking BurdaStyle online. I think they have patterns available online. Or try searching for sewing blogs.. here's one:


    Good luck and have fun!

  2. Thanks! Off to check out the link... though I should be asleep. Can't wait to start.

  3. I can't help you with the pattern, but I love dresses with pockets!


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