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« on: March 27, 2007 08:35:24 PM »

alright I absolutley love http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=232798&C ategoryID=5449&LinkType=EverGreen dress. I have two major problems with it though.

A. It doesn't come in a size 22
B.It's 118 Dollars!  Shocked

So my question is how hard do you think it would be to make myself? Have any of you made a dress like this? Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 08:42:16 PM »

I don't think it would be hard to make at all. However, I don't think it would be at all flattering on my size 20 figure. Things like that tend to look like tents on me. But we're all shaped differently and it may be quite flattering on others. You could probably find a pattern for a top with that shape and extend the length.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007 08:48:09 PM »

yeah. I have pretty big breasts which I think might help with it. I'd really like to try it. I'm taking a trip to NYC this summer and I'm making all my clothes for the adventure. that would be a fun addition!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007 05:56:24 AM »

I have to agree with homebunnyj, I don't know that the dress selected would necessarily be flattering.  I've had dresses similar in construction to that particular dress, and they haven't worked out optimally.  I personally try to stick with fitted dresses.  But hey, what works for me may not be best for you.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007 06:34:42 AM »

It looks like a very simple dress shape. My guess as to its construction would be something like this:



Hmm, I don't know if that explains it well enough. You'd cut out two of the band and the triangley bit and just seam them together at the sides, adding the pockets into the seam. You should probably stick a zip down the back or on one of the sides, as well.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007 04:23:45 AM »

I hope you don't think I'm horribly rude, but it kind of looks like an updated mumu. Or would on a larger gal anyway. Just my opnion...
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007 07:07:54 PM »

I agree about the size. The new flowy, free, undefined fashions are not made for people who wear double digits. THat idea with a belt would be really cute and easy to make.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2007 07:19:25 PM »

see I've never felt comfortable in fitted tops. I have a large stomach and I have things that cling too much.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007 05:36:57 AM »

possibly gather it under the bust, just something to give it definition
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007 11:01:12 AM »

I agree, something with an empire waist would be more flattering.  You can still keep the loose, flowy feel -- just give it a little more shape.

I'm picturing something like this: Simplicity 3777
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