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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006 07:42:54 AM »

Wow! You're me with a smaller waist! "We should stop driving and jump up and down and up and down and dance around and around!" (Neil Gaiman quote!) Lucky you. I'm just heavy, and you're heavy in that classic, hot, hourglass figure way.

5'6" isn't short (where are you from? A land of giants?). If you were actually short I'd say that that dress would be bad on you, because it does the long, flowy thing... and such, but I think both would look great.

I will definitely be making that dress as soon as I dig myself out of this bottomless pit of craft projects. (Oh, sad. I just realize that since I'm going off to live in a tiny dorm with a roomate that that may not happen for years!)
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2006 08:07:43 AM »

i know there are curvy folks making that dress, but honestly, i don't think it will be that flattering. it's SO loose, it reminds me of a mumu! i guess it just depends on your style, i try to avoid the super baggy clothes that are usually sold for curvy women, and make my own that are more fitted, because i think it looks better. but a lot of people feel comfier in the baggy stuff.

i think before you make it, think about your wardrobe. what kinds of clothes do you have? what do you feel most comfy in? if the majority of your clothes are body skimming, you might feel frumpy in it. if the majority of your clothes are loosefitting, you'll probably like it.

the jacket is lovely though. i think signle or double breasted would be fine. sometimes i think single breasted is actually less flattering on curves, because it emphasizes how much fabric there is on each side of the buttons. i don't know if i explained that very well!
 
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2006 08:55:27 AM »

I think it would look great on you, the skirt is nice and flowing, and it nips the waist in, I would go for it, as a little bit smaller version of you, I think it would be very flattering.  I would do contrasting bands, I think it would draw more attention to the hourglass shape you've got.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2006 12:50:09 PM »

The way the skirt gathers on the waistband of the McCall's pattern would add too much bulk to any figure, and probably give that maternity look(tho sometimes in the store, the maternity tops are prettier than the plus-size tops!hmpf). Simplicity's version has princess seams(?) instead coming down from the waistband to the hips, which everyone seems to say is very flattering. For shorter gals(I'm 5'4"), it'd probably be better to go with the shorter skirt, like view B on Simplicity 4050.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006 05:14:29 PM »

I don't know about what is flattering on you, but I think you should make whatever dresses you want. Smiley You seem so into the dress, I would hate to see you not wear it. Can you make it as a gift or try on similar dresses in a store to see if it looks good?

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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2006 08:31:48 PM »

I sure hope the dress suits -- you and I could swap clothes (except I'm almost 2" shorter!) and I'm planning to make this very similar version.

I think as long as it's sewn as a semi-fitted garment instead of very loose-fitting, it should be OK.  I intend to make it up in $1/yard fabric just in case, though!

The jacket, no question, should look great.  Princess seams are an hourglass girl's best friend!
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006 08:48:42 PM »

ooh! oh no....!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Now i need both..!

haha... I think, I like yours better though, I wasnt a fan of the ties... hehe Smiley  sounds like Im going to have to try both Cheesy

$1 fabric sounds like a good plan... I think they even have some nice stuff too.. ooh yay!

(edit) Looking at the patterns again, I actually think this one here Will be more flattering, because it doesnt have the gathering the otherone has around the waist section..... But, the original pattern, it has a more summery feel to it..... Hmmmmmmmm
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006 09:00:26 PM »

Elven I think both would look great on you! and that butterick one cinderly posted is EXACTLY what I've been looking for!! thanks!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2006 09:14:37 PM »

Gotta love those JoAnn's 99-cent pattern sales!  Gives me an opportunity to grab patterns I might not try if they were full price -- like the Duro dress!
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2006 10:08:12 PM »

Looking at the patterns again, I actually think this one here Will be more flattering, because it doesnt have the gathering the otherone has around the waist section..... But, the original pattern, it has a more summery feel to it..... Hmmmmmmmm

I think the summery feel would depend entirely on the fabric!
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