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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / question about doing FBAs on: September 10, 2010 08:53:27 PM
i've never done an FBA before because i've never sewn any tops or dresses, but i have a theory on an easier way to do them, and i want to see what everyone thinks of my idea.

patterns are drafted for a B cup, right? so if i figured out what my bust measurement would be if i were a B cup instead of a DD cup, cut that size, but then graded out at the bustline to the size i actually am, would that work?

for example, my measurements are 37-29-37, so i usually cut a size 14 and then cut the waist a little bigger. if i tried my theory, i'd subtract 3 inches from my bust to get 34" which is a size 12, so i'd cut a size 12 at the shoulder, and then a size 14 for everything else.

so would this maybe work, or am i completely crazy?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / looking for modern equivalent of vintage pattern on: January 29, 2010 10:25:49 AM
i found THE pattern i've been searching for to reproduce a dress i saw on marilyn monroe once, but unfortunately it's a vintage pattern. the pattern is the one in the lower right in this picture: http://selfishseamstress.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/p1060204.jpg
does anyone know where i could find a similar pattern that's still in print, or perhaps a pattern that would be easy to alter? mostly i'm not sure how to do the pleated top.

if you're curious, this is the dress i want to reproduce: http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww164/bodysnatcherrrr/etc/0_2737f_fb91cf94_XL.jpg

i'd really appreciate any ideas you guys have. thanks in advance!  Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: changing the waistline of a dress on: January 28, 2010 10:46:05 PM
if you wanted to alter a regency style dress, you could maybe detach the skirt part and add a band underneath the the bust, then attach the skirt to that. if you wanted to create a new dress, it wouldn't probably be that hard to take a victorian pattern and just move the waist up a few inches.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: living room quilt for the new apartment on: January 26, 2010 08:59:34 AM
cute! btw, i totally just saw that cupcake fabric at my joann's this past sunday, so maybe you can get some more!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cupcake halter top on: January 25, 2010 11:22:13 PM
hey can i ask you a few questions about the construction? i just bought this pattern sunday and sat down to start it tonight, and i found the pattern layout they suggest to be pretty confusing. did you notice this? i laid mine out completely differently and ended up with a maybe 8 inches of fabric that i didn't even need to buy (i bought 1 yard to make the size 14, and only used 3/4 of the yard, if that). also, did you find that the top fits pretty loosely? i haven't sewn anything yet, but i feel like it's going to be an inch or two too big in the bust.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First skirt! McCalls M4924 (Link to photos added) on: January 22, 2010 12:37:35 AM
oooh, cute! it makes me want to make a similar skirt, but with the pleats all in the back, kind of like this: http://site.babygirlboutique.com/stopstaring/stop-staring-pleated-pencil-skirt-cocoa9.jpg
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: PR starts in less than an hour! Squeeeeee! on: January 21, 2010 11:41:39 PM
do we still have threads for each new episode? i don't regularly watch the show, but apparently i just caught the tail end of episode 2 of season 7, and i'm thinking of watching the rest of the season. i'd love to have a place to discuss it!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Measurements and drafting on: January 20, 2010 01:49:52 AM
measure all the panels across the part that doesn't fit, measure all the seam allowances there too, and you'll probably figure out what you did wrong.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cupcake halter top on: January 20, 2010 12:23:34 AM
thanks so much for finding it! i'm definitely going to go out and buy this pattern asap!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cupcake halter top on: January 20, 2010 12:04:00 AM
this is so cute! however, i tried looking up the pattern online, and i can't find it. you said it was by new look? i checked the whole site and couldn't find it. : /
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