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HyakuYenKnitter
« on: May 05, 2007 08:49:38 AM »

I bought a lovely Japanese pattern book called 'Simple chic, but all the patterns only go up to a Japanese 11 (I'm a 13 bottom and 17 top)
I was dying to have a go at this dress:

but I'd never resized a pattern before. Luckily someone posted a link to a simple 'slash and spread' how to, and today I finished this

I'm so pleased it fits! Though if I use the pattern again I'm going to try redoing the bodice front as a full-bust adjustment instead of a straight slash-and-spred as the neck and shoulders are a little odd-fitting. But I'm really chuffed with how the waistline turned out as I don't usually wear dresses with a waistband (it sort of cuts my figure in half and makes me look even dumpier) but this is really flattering.
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arrhythmia
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 09:33:22 AM »

That came out super well for having to redo it at the pattern level. It looks great.
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i_am_alexia
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007 07:09:31 PM »

That's insane they don't have it in your size, but at least you managed to change it cos wow! It looks great! I'd like to see a full photo of it too. I love the fabric you chose.
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Weidenktzchen
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 02:46:38 AM »

Wow, respect for resizing the whole thing! I'm always having such a hard time to adjust patterns.

As far as I can see from the pic the dress looks very well done. How long did it come out?

Oh, and I love the fabric!
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thischarmingmai
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 05:18:03 PM »

that's really great
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Boffcat
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007 04:54:20 AM »

I can't tell much from the photo, but I absolutely love the picture of the dress in the book so I'm sure yours came out great Smiley. Can I ask where you got the book from?
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BoredOutOfMyMind
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 03:09:54 AM »

Impressive! Could you share that 'slash and spread' link? Sounds and look really useful.
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HyakuYenKnitter
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007 05:17:01 AM »


I got the book from my local Books Sanseido, you can get it from amazon.jp - http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/4579109619/ref=dp_change_lang/250-1925964-3831447?ie=UTF8&language=en%5FJP

The dress is a couple of inches below the knee, the fabric was from a local store run by a lovely old lady who sells dress lengths (around 2.5m) for 1000Yen (about 10 USD) Smiley
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tricia
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 04:12:20 PM »

Your dress looks really awesome, I love it!
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