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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008 07:27:48 AM »

AWESOME job! I bought this pattern awhile back, but haven't gotten around to using it yet. Now I can't wait.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008 09:22:27 PM »

So I'm sitting here in my nearly finished first-attempt at making this dress and... I am a little less than pleased. I am guess it is because I am not very experienced when it comes to making clothing--this is only my second piece. I found the sleeves to be very difficult and too tight, even though the rest of the dress fits okay. And where the sleeves and bodice connect it is really poochy. I don't know.. I should try it again, I suppose. It's just a little frustrating! Huh
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008 01:44:09 PM »

Jenny I had some trouble with it too and although the sleeves are pretty snug, it fits now that I'm done. I did shorten the sleeves a bit because with them that tight, I coudn't have the bows right on my elbows! I thought it was going to be too tight in the hips as well but somehow now that it's done, it's okay. I love it and will post pics asap!

Keep working at it! It's a great pattern. I think both dresses posted look really cute! I love the vintage-ness of this pattern!
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008 11:01:56 PM »

You know, I have pretty small shoulders and arms, and the sleeves and shoulders fit me perfectly. This is pretty unusual, as I usually have to take both those parts in with most patterns. So, it is completely conceivable that this pattern is smaller than normal in that area. A trick I've learned with sleeves is to cut them on the bias (and when it looks right---I wouldn't cut a puffed sleeve on the bias), which adds a bit of stretch and movement.
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008 10:13:49 AM »

Oh, when I made the blue and red dress, the sleeves were so tight I couldn't get them on! I had to add a last minute keyhole around the ties ... it looks awful, but at least I can get it on. Even on the short sleeved top version, the sleeves are a trifle snug.

It's funny, I just recently made two versions of the top; one I sewed with the usual seam allowance, the other I decreased to 1/2", I think. The dress I made with the usual seam allowance and the sleeves fit fine through the shoulder (maybe because they're drawn up so much with the collar?) but the first top doesn't fit at all, too tight through the shoulders. The one with slightly more seam allowance fits perfectly. This pattern is a bit wonky, I think, and definitely requires some playing around with it! But it's so versatile that it is worth it.

Oh ... I have to say that BBW 4111 I had to sew at size 20 for it to fit me, but when i did the same with this pattern (I made the top first), it was huge! I cut it down two sizes to make the dress, and it fit fine. But now I'm having issues with the top again. I can't win! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2008 04:31:15 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2008 01:31:17 PM »

Oh I just bought this pattern yesterday I can't wait to sew it up now,I think i am a similar body shape to you Wink Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008 04:49:51 PM »

Great dress!  I love the material you used.

I like Built by Wendy patterns.  I got her book as a christmas present and I love it - it comes with patterns!
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2008 11:33:00 AM »

This is the first pattern I made with sleeves and it worked up well for me!  At first the bottoms of the sleeves were too tight but then they loosened up after I pulled them on and off a couple of times.  I used a silk/rayon and it is so comfy.  I would recommend this pattern even though I suck at gathering and have to use the million pin method.
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