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Kimmberrrr
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008 10:35:44 PM »

yeah, my ex roommate was a fashion major so i saw fashion sketches with long legs all the time.. but a lot of patterns today have actual pictures (which I must say i like a lot better for some reason), so it still just looked odd to me
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008 11:41:41 PM »

You don't need to buy Muslin to make a muslin, old sheets from the thrift stores do the trick for a lot less s  Smiley


Got to say I LOVE the yellow flares  Grin
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sleepybunny
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008 10:59:54 AM »

Oh my goodness!  I feel so old - I can remember when patterns like these were just patterns - not even remotely "vintage"  Shocked

When I was at school we were allowed to make our own school summer dresses in the school's "summer fabric", but we had to get an "approved" pattern from a list supplied by the headmistress.  I remember looking through pages and pages of patterns like these and loving them, but having to get something really boring and frumpy instead.   Cry

So glad sizing is more er... sensible these days too!  I love the dress on the left in the bottom picture - that is definitely one you could wear now!  (And I would have killed for when I was 15!).
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BlackResonance
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008 05:59:32 AM »

Though I've never worked with one before I can definitely say the sizes are not like todays. They're much smaller and just going by the fact that Twiggy was a model then (and most of the designs around that time catered to her shape - or at least I think they did), you're probably going to have a hard time fitting the bust. It looks like you got them all in the same size range. The bust size, 32.5" is pretty tiny - equivalent to a 30B or 32AA-NA (btw, bust size is not your band size, add the cup to the band). If you're good with altering patterns then letting out the bust shouldn't be too difficult.

Use an old sheet for practice.

I love the first one and two knee-length dresses!

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dirtydarkdiva
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008 09:54:41 AM »

I have seen that you have the body to pull off pretty much anything you want so I'd say all views of pattern #1 are wearable, views C&D, but as a mini on pattern #2,view B but maybe as short or skirt set, on pattern #3, I like all of them on #4 and think the tops are all definitely wearable today, the frist view on #5, on #6 you have the thin body that all these 60's dresses flatter, I like A and D would be cute on you on pattern #7 Grin
and OMG a 22" waist...my kids waist was that...when he was like 4! Cheesy
Ah yes I sense you will be much hated for the majority of your life...hahaha Tongue enjoy it
hey add 10,10 and 20 and you've got MY measurements  Cheesy Undecided
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Kimmberrrr
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008 03:42:12 AM »

Though I've never worked with one before I can definitely say the sizes are not like todays. They're much smaller and just going by the fact that Twiggy was a model then (and most of the designs around that time catered to her shape - or at least I think they did), you're probably going to have a hard time fitting the bust. It looks like you got them all in the same size range. The bust size, 32.5" is pretty tiny - equivalent to a 30B or 32AA-NA (btw, bust size is not your band size, add the cup to the band). If you're good with altering patterns then letting out the bust shouldn't be too difficult.

Use an old sheet for practice.

I love the first one and two knee-length dresses!




no.. the bust always fits.. I know that the bust size isn't my band size.. If i could have a perfect bra, it would be a 26E.. in that case.. a size 31-32 bust line is my size... But I find that 30 fits most of the time as well. 
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BlackResonance
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008 03:23:15 PM »

Though I've never worked with one before I can definitely say the sizes are not like todays. They're much smaller and just going by the fact that Twiggy was a model then (and most of the designs around that time catered to her shape - or at least I think they did), you're probably going to have a hard time fitting the bust. It looks like you got them all in the same size range. The bust size, 32.5" is pretty tiny - equivalent to a 30B or 32AA-NA (btw, bust size is not your band size, add the cup to the band). If you're good with altering patterns then letting out the bust shouldn't be too difficult.

Use an old sheet for practice.

I love the first one and two knee-length dresses!




no.. the bust always fits.. I know that the bust size isn't my band size.. If i could have a perfect bra, it would be a 26E.. in that case.. a size 31-32 bust line is my size... But I find that 30 fits most of the time as well. 

26E has a cup size equivolent to a 34B and you mentioned one time that you wear 34 and 36 D's. That would give you a 26G or a 26H instead if you were trying to keep the cup the same and decrease the band. Cup sizes are not the same on all band sizes, meaning a 26E is not the same cup size as a 36E, there is a 5 cup size difference between those two. It's strange that a 31" bust fits you...you look a size or two larger than me and I wear a 28F/30E in UK sizes, unless the dresses have a lot of ease in them.
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Kimmberrrr
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008 07:04:09 PM »

Though I've never worked with one before I can definitely say the sizes are not like todays. They're much smaller and just going by the fact that Twiggy was a model then (and most of the designs around that time catered to her shape - or at least I think they did), you're probably going to have a hard time fitting the bust. It looks like you got them all in the same size range. The bust size, 32.5" is pretty tiny - equivalent to a 30B or 32AA-NA (btw, bust size is not your band size, add the cup to the band). If you're good with altering patterns then letting out the bust shouldn't be too difficult.

Use an old sheet for practice.

I love the first one and two knee-length dresses!




no.. the bust always fits.. I know that the bust size isn't my band size.. If i could have a perfect bra, it would be a 26E.. in that case.. a size 31-32 bust line is my size... But I find that 30 fits most of the time as well. 

26E has a cup size equivolent to a 34B and you mentioned one time that you wear 34 and 36 D's. That would give you a 26G or a 26H instead if you were trying to keep the cup the same and decrease the band. Cup sizes are not the same on all band sizes, meaning a 26E is not the same cup size as a 36E, there is a 5 cup size difference between those two. It's strange that a 31" bust fits you...you look a size or two larger than me and I wear a 28F/30E in UK sizes, unless the dresses have a lot of ease in them.

i know that cup sizes are not the same..
i took my measurements like so...

around the fullest part of my bust = 31"
around my rib cage = 26"

31-26= 5 inches.. and each inch bigger than your band sizes equals one cup size..
so A=1, b=2, c=3, d=4, e=5 therefore 26E should fit perfectly.. at least that is what i found online..

I do wear a 32 D, but only because the cup fits better than a C of any size.. the band is huge.. so i resew all of my bands to get it down to at least a 30 (if i take it down more than that it ends up looking lumpy.. )

Anyway.. if it helps you really think about my size..
I'm 5'0''
and 75 lbs . . .so yeah haha.. i'm pretty small..

and i've been using vintage patterns.. and they don't have much ease in them at all.. which is why i use them.. i hate having to buy patterns smaller than my measurements and still having to figure out how to make them fit better

I've included this picture.. if it helps understand?

mostly i'm REALLLYYY skinny.. so it is my EXTREMELY small rib cage/band size that qualifies me as a d/e .. but anywya... sorry my boob looks kind of lumpy.. i was wearing that gathered gold bathing suit i made for the summer.. haha

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245235.0


I'm just glad that it seems that the 50's patterns i've found were made for women with tiny waists and larger breasts.. or maybe i'm just weird.. i've pretty much just come to that conclusion... has anyone else found this to be the truth with these patterns?? not the redone ones.. but the ORIGINAl ones?

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SpottedFrog
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008 09:02:17 PM »

In the 50's the popular style was referred to as a "wasp waist", they wore some pretty heavy duty girdles (aka corsets) to achieve the look. They also liked really pointy boobs. Yes, if the era fits you, go for it! I like 50's patterns because that narrow waist was paired with full rounded hips, so I find that era pattern works nicely for me as well Smiley of course, in a good bit bigger sizes...

I have a friend who is very petite like you she jokingly refers to herself as "three quarter size" and sometimes "fun size!".
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suu
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2008 05:30:40 AM »

yeah i saw that each was one size.. i only picked patterns that looked like they would be around my size.. they were all different.. most of hte ones in the bin were for a size 14 or so

i like yr long skirt trousers with puff sleeve pattern can i buy or swop something for it when you finished with it.
are you on facebook i have alot my stuff on there i sewn and  sketched up fashion designs
susan
p.s oops forgot im new here im susan from uk Thanks.
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