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Topic: drastic resizing=my new favourite dress!  (Read 2883 times)
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« 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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« 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.

« 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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« 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!
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 05:18:03 PM »

that's really great
« 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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« 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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« 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

Ato hitome
kono ichidande
yoga akeru
(one more stitch, one more row. Ah, it's dawn?!)
my new craftblog - http://blog.hellokitty.com/stephstellar/
Yes, I do personal swaps!
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 04:12:20 PM »

Your dress looks really awesome, I love it!

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