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geniebueller
« on: August 04, 2007 05:57:41 PM »

fyi, this is on simplicity 3807---
I dont know how many of you have done this pattern, but I am at a loss.  I have completed the bodice portion for view G & figured there had to be something wrong w/the instructions when they didnt specify how to insert the back elastic.  I started to work on the lower half of the dress when I realized it doesnt explain how to attach the ties.  I suppose I could do without them (I actually think I may have accidently mistaken them for scrap & trashed 'em), but I'm pretty sure the dress would then look too large....or maternity. haha
well I hope to hear a response/solution soon, because I'm stuck until Monday when thier phone lines are open so that I can ask about errata.

btw... isn't it odd how the simplicity website doesn't address errata AT ALL?  Do they never make mistakes?  Or am I blind?
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 09:27:31 PM »

I couldn't get a look at the back or the views by looking at their site, sorry.

Ties are more than likey a single line "tack ties to piece A at marks" so you tack them on & then sew front & back together. That's just a guess.

Without knowing where the elastic is in the back I cannot help. Sorry
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dustyfro
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 11:13:19 PM »

I just made view G from this pattern, and yes, it is incomplete and incorrect.  Grr.  One of the things that is wrong is that they tell you to put the straps on upside down or backwards or something.  I had already put the top band on the bodice before I figured it out, so I picked a hole in the stitching and threaded the straps back through, then hand stitched them down so they wouldn't show.  If you haven't sewn the band on already, I recommend leaving openings in the stitching on the back as they suggest for the front of the bodice.

The elastic goes inside the "casing" that you create by folding the top band over to the front and topstitching on the BACK HALF.  Make sure you get the elastic in before you topstitch the front of the band...or you won't be able to.  I ended up cutting my elastic a little shorter than the pattern called for, because without it, there's no gather at all.

As for the ties...I ditched them.  I didn't feel like picking holes in the dress just to add them.  I think they go in the side seams where the bodice meets the skirt.  I really don't need them because it fits well,.  If I look like I'm pregnant, whatever.  I think maybe the only loss from not adding them is a bit of a pooch at the gather in the back.  The dress turned out super cute, but I was frustrated with the errors in the pattern.
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geniebueller
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 08:47:31 PM »

thanks a bunch.  i thought i was going crazy....but i KNEW i wasnt overlooking that portion of the pattern.  i contacted simplicity by email about the error and (surprise, surprise), no response.  i wonder if that's common...
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