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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2006 04:53:02 PM »

Ok, well the weird thing is that I couldn't find this pattern (nor the McCalls one or the New Look one) anywhere!!!

I dunno if it's not available in Australia or maybe it's an older pattern or whatever, but I just couldn't find it.

Anyway so I had to draft my own.  It didn't quite end up the way that I wanted it - but I think it was alright for a first time go.

I'll post some pics later today so that you can see it.
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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2006 11:00:22 PM »

Ok, here's the pic of the dress:



I had to draft the pattern myself and next time I'll change a few things:

I didn't drop the neckline down far enough and it's a bit hard to get on, plus the band around the waist is just a little bit too high. I'd probably make the sleeves wider so that they hang a little bit more and I'd probably make the dress a bit shorter.
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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2006 03:07:27 AM »

It looks really good!  I had enough problems making it WITH the pattern, so I am impressed.  One of the differences is they had some slight gathering just below the chest above the band, and the skirt was four (?) panels that were also gathered.  If it doesn't cost a mazillion dollars, I could send you the pattern from Canada if you wanted to try and make one from it  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2006 07:44:06 AM »

i just bought this pattern and cut out my pieces but how much bigger is this going to be? i dont want to be drowning in it.  I cut out size 14 (my normal pattern size) out of this silky polyester (which i am really afraid to sew).
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« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2006 02:24:27 AM »

magpie_eyes

Thanks for the offer but I'm still fiddling with the pattern I made.  I'm nearly finished on my second dress "with amendments".

I didn't like the gathering (as I've made this in cotton I thought it would be too puffy) and I didn't want to have ties on it either.

I should have the next one finished in a couple of days so will post pics then.
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« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2006 06:55:13 AM »

I made this in stretchy cotton and silk velvet (or rather my Mum did). Same problems as mentioned above (one sided ties, velvet is a pain to work with) and it was a bit short over the chest. Though overall I was pretty happy with it. Did I mention it was my wedding dress?

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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2006 11:45:52 PM »

meeja that dress is gorgeous!!

Ok, here's my second attempt with amendments - I dropped the neckline lower and shortened the hem so it was more of a top than a dress (the top ends at the blue hem - peeking out below that is my grey singlet top):

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2007 10:32:51 AM »

i just bought this pattern and cut out my pieces but how much bigger is this going to be? i dont want to be drowning in it.  I cut out size 14 (my normal pattern size) out of this silky polyester (which i am really afraid to sew).

I have the same question, My measurements were exact to the size 14, but after reading this thread im a little afraid to start cutting out my pattern pieces.
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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2007 12:15:30 PM »

i just bought this pattern and cut out my pieces but how much bigger is this going to be? i dont want to be drowning in it.  I cut out size 14 (my normal pattern size) out of this silky polyester (which i am really afraid to sew).

I have the same question, My measurements were exact to the size 14, but after reading this thread im a little afraid to start cutting out my pattern pieces.

I made the dress in a size 14 and it fit me fine.  the ties can make it even smaller if needed.  i only needed it to be pulled in a little at the waist and it fit perfect.  it needs to be a little bigger because the only way to get it on is to pull it over your head so you need to be able to get your arms in and everything.  id say go with your normal size.
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2007 12:38:08 PM »


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I made the dress in a size 14 and it fit me fine.  the ties can make it even smaller if needed.  i only needed it to be pulled in a little at the waist and it fit perfect.  it needs to be a little bigger because the only way to get it on is to pull it over your head so you need to be able to get your arms in and everything.  id say go with your normal size.

oh thank you so much for that, I must get started now!!  it makes sense being a pullover now that you say that.
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