Calling all/any Majorette uniform makers!

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I've had a request to look into the possibility of making 30 majoette
uniforms!  I was looking at the Specialty Sportswear patterns
(https://www.specialtysportswear.com/index.html ), and was wondering if
anyone has used these, and if so, how well they worked.

I'd also like to know if any of you have used any other patterns for
this sort of thing.

Oh, well...  Makes a change from the last request - for 20 Victorian
skirts and blouses!  I should hear if I won that one by the 11th.  Could
be a busy spring.
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 11:38:27 +0000, Kate Dicey

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Hi Kate....glad you asked.  I have invested a small fortune in those
patterns with such high hopes that my hours of pattern drafting could
be cut drastically with a minor investment that I could pass along to
my clients.
No such luck!  The patterns are sized by height and weight and......
FIT HORRIBLY!!
I spend so much time doing alterations that I could have saved by
simply sizing the correct pattern to start.  Especially the bust area
or top of the bodice seam under the arm....always needing taking in
about 1+ inches and the panties are HUGE!  She writes that her clients
are modest....but this goes beyond.  Her directions indicate that you
should take in darts at the buttock and cut smaller to fit.
Much easier for me to start with a base pattern that is reliable...I
can cut it right and sew it to fit the first time and save myslef
wasted time with the client for "in-process" fittings.
On lycra it shouldn't be necessary to this extent.
Let me know what you think if you get one.
Joy

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Joy Hardie wrote:

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After such a good review...

I think I will eschew!  ;)

<Kate takes second and third look at Kwik Sew Patterns>

Do you know of any other patterns that might do the trick?
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Re: Calling all/any Majorette uniform makers!
Or Stretch & Sew.
And...another word of caution.....Jalie patterns are also fun
looking.......but their panties are sized to fit knats!  On even my
slightest little young skater girls (without any buttocks)...the
panties are too "French -cut" and leave the bottom way too bare!
So, sometimes I use their designs but always have to put in a Stretch
& Sew or KS panty.
I order them from Canada so maybe those gals are comfortable with that
brief-brief....or maybe it's the style there so they are used to it.
Don't know.
Joy

On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:23:52 +0000, Kate Dicey

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Joy Hardie wrote:

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I'm looking more and more at the S&S and KS patterns and thinking I can
add skirts and details...  I just cannot find the sort of thing the lady
mentioned: chocolate box soldier style jackets and pleated skirts.  I
need to have a look about and see what folks are wearing: it would be
awful for the kids if they were a generation out of fashion!

About 37 years ago I had a LOVELY pattern that would have been just the
ticket!  It was a princess seamed skating dress with a high neck and
separate knickers.  You could put little godets or pleats (I can't
remember which) into the skirt in a contrasting colour...  I narrowed
the skirt down from a full circle and made it midi-length for wearing to
a party in a very cold hall when I was about 12 or 13...  My first
adventure with stretchy fabric!  It was lime green crimplene!
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Sounds very tasteful!  Then again that was the era that taste forgot!  I
can't believe some of the things we used to wear.  I just can't imagine my
daughter's generation wearing such awful clothes, but then platforms were
popular in Sydney last year.  They should be banned on health reasons alone.

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Viviane wrote:

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Well, you know what kids are!  Lime green still remains a favourite
colour, especially teamed with purple in a quilt!  For wearing?  Nah...
  I'm more of a black and white person these days!  Having said that, I
do have a lime greet top and a pair of lime crop pants, but I do NOT
wear them together!  I have no wish to look like an under-ripe pea pod!

But I do love browns and rusts, and the 70's revival has the good side
in that there are lots of lovely browns about, with colour accents and
self-coloured embroidery, which really appeals to the latent hippy in me!

Platform shoes?  No problem!  Especially not in steep and cobbled
streets with a nice coating of ice and slush!  :D

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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hi
i am fly, come frome China,we are have a kinds of clothe and another
jeans,this is ours http://www.meidian.net/index_1.asp
web, if you have ant questions please contact with me
Email: snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com.cn
looking forward to talking to you soon!
thanks
fly


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About 8 years ago I made 10 outfits but they were for the young girls about
9 or 10 years old.    Don't think this is what you mean, but they were made
from a Simplicity pattern.
Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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This lot range from 4-12, so if you still have the pattern, and you
don't need it any more, I might be interested...  :)

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Sorry, but the pattern belonged to one of the mothers.
Good Luck!
Barbara
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Bobbie Sews More wrote:

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I found a couple I can probably adapt - or several I can jigsaw
together!  :)  Just got to get a proper proposal together for her.
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 11:38:27 +0000, Kate Dicey

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Kate, eBay has some auctions for patterns that might be of interest.
Check out these auctions:

6155982697

8244347008

8206800711    

8220928318

Don't know about the sizes. You could probably draft adaptations.

Sharon

Re: Calling all/any Majorette uniform makers!
Hi Kate
I have used a simplicity pattern for cheerleaders, majorettes etc. (in
costume section), found it excellent....great pleated skirts (different
styles) I also use a simplicity men's pattern that has a fantastic marching
band jacket and hat pattern ( I scale it down for children's sizes) I think
this pattern is out of stock. I can send you one if it is any use as I have
about 4 of them (not quite sure why 4!!) The skirt I think is still current
Will look number up if needed, in the daylight.....Amelia in Australia
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