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« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2007 11:47:44 AM »

That yellow eyelet dress is so cute !

I've made the top/dress pattern (3835) and it was actually fairly easy to make and turned out really well !

So far I've made it in black and i'm making it in a pink jersey, I'll post pictures soon !
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« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2007 05:44:19 PM »

I really enjoyed seeing everyone's finished built by wendy patterns. I just bought the 4110 pants/ shorts pattern, but since I'm just getting back into sewing I might hold off starting them until I get a little more practice in. Or I may just dive in head first.
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« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2007 03:33:23 PM »

I recently completed a tunic and dress from 3965 (I think that's the right number...) that are very pretty but I haven't had time to take pictures and post. Even though I went down one size from my regular pattern size because I find these patterns fit big, I still think the excess ammount of ease is too much. I would deffinatly consider two sizes down if I were to make this again. I think the dress looks like a sack without the tie, and the tunic is ok because of the elastic at the bottom. Oh well, I love my new dresses and I will wear them even if they are big!
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« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2007 01:00:58 PM »

I made the tunic, twice.  I never felt comfortable wearing it. So I showed it to my friends and they said "no, you can't wear that" it just plain wasn't flattering on me. Made me look like a pregnant pilgrim with that inlay, oh well... better luck next time.
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« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2007 06:55:19 PM »

I wish I had found this thread sooner!
Everyone's finished projects look great and the discussion is really helpful, especially about the sizing.

Right now I'm working on 3850 (shorts/capris/pants) and I have a few other BBW patterns to try out too. I started making the pants today in a size 16 because my measurements were exactly what the pattern stated for the size, but they were huge! So now I'm doing them again in a size 12, and hoping for better results since I looove this fabric I'm using.

If anyone else is using this pattern, how do you adjust the 7" zipper that the pattern calls for, to the 4" or so fly opening?
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« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2007 06:33:54 AM »

I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your zipper question as I keep putting off sewing those shorts.  A girl did a very successful pair in grey check that were posted around here somewhere recently.  They were on the hot topics...  I'll see if I can find it.

I wanted to encourage all you folks who mentioned posting pics eariler to do so.  I'd love to see what you made!  (Says the girl who's still trying to decide which pattern to sew...but I'm done with all my swaps now.  I'm really going to do it, I swear!)
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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2007 09:11:08 AM »

um with zippers I usually place the bottom at the bottom of the seam and then sew it in, trimming the ends after. but DON'T FORGET TO SEW A STITCH OR SOMETHING AT THE END OF THE CUT OFF ZIPPER. I currently have the BbW capris sitting in my WIP pile because I forgot to do that and zipped the zipper head right off. I haven't gotten around to getting another zipper yet. Very sad........but I tried them on and they're really big Sad I hope I can take them in, if not I guess I will take them apart and try to cut them down? Ug, having lots of ease for regular people is good, but it makes it hard to make the right size!
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« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2007 10:51:52 AM »

I just finished up my pants and they turned out fabulously. They're a little snug in the hips and a little loose in the waist, but nothing a wear or two to stretch and a belt can't fix. I'll post up pictures within the next few days.

Thanks for trying to solve my zipper issue annacharlotte and Crafty_Witch15! I found another thread on here last night that helped me out. I ended up placing the top of the zipper at the top of the fly, then sewing across the bottom of the closed zipper where I needed it to stop (if that makes sense). Then I just cut off the excess on the bottom.

I'm going to try out the shorts tomorrow or over the weekend. I have a green and black plaid fabric that I can't wait to use!
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« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2007 04:33:14 PM »

I ended up placing the top of the zipper at the top of the fly, then sewing across the bottom of the closed zipper where I needed it to stop

that is the better way to do it. dang, I wish I did that instead of thinking "oh I'll just cut this of..." stupid me! well maybe I'll learn from this. I really want to finish these now!!
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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2007 04:51:08 PM »

"oh I'll just cut this of..." stupid me! well maybe I'll learn from this. I really want to finish these now!!

That's what I did on the pair that were too big for me. I totally wrecked the zipper, but my sister asked for them so now I have to get a new zipper and fix it.

Finish them! I'd love to see how other people's sewalongs turn out!
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