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« on: February 12, 2010 04:08:33 AM »

So you might recognize the fabric from my last post....I have used every last scrap of it!

This skirt is Simplicity 4242...it is the full skirt option from the pattern (yes, this is the same pattern I used to make the princess seamed t shirt recons, yay!)

The blouse is a Burda pattern. I really like this pattern, it has the bust darts in the perfect place. I used a heavy knit, the draping at the neck is so elegant. (BTW, I am SO not happy with Burdas new collection...they have ELIMINATED alot of styles in PLUS size 28 GRRRRR). I dont have the number for it off hand, but it has an asymetrical bottom, which I lopped off because it's not so vintage looking that way!

So I am channeling the 50s in this one  Grin

Back (b/c my gorgeous booty curve causes full skirts to sag in the front, I have adjusted for this and taken an inch off of the front of the skirt so it hangs even...DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ISSUE?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010 04:33:38 AM »

I think anyone with bodacious hips or ample booty has this issue-me included-I have a natural drop-waist! lol

I have been looking for a pattern like your top, do you have the number for it?
I was so desperate to find one I went online to figure out how to construct my own patterns to make my own. I still may, I have three remnants I picked up for pennies that I want to try it with-knits of course! lol

I love what you did with the skirt-what a great way to save yourself the hassle of hoisting up the front of your skirt all the time (I do that! lol)
It looks great on you!!!

If you go online you can sometimes get old copies of the Burda Magazine which has at least 6 plus size patterns in it each time, there is also a Plus size Mag they put out too. Not sure what the price is for them as out date mags, brand new I pay $9-12 Canadian depending on where I find it.

I too dislike their new line...when will companies see that plus size women sometimes like to show off their curves instead of hiding them behind box styled clothing?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010 04:35:21 AM »

Back (b/c my gorgeous booty curve causes full skirts to sag in the front, I have adjusted for this and taken an inch off of the front of the skirt so it hangs even...DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ISSUE?


I love this whole look! Very shmexy! I would be interested in the Burda pattern for the top if you come across it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010 04:43:44 AM »

Back (b/c my gorgeous booty curve causes full skirts to sag in the front, I have adjusted for this and taken an inch off of the front of the skirt so it hangs even...DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ISSUE?

Yup, used to have the same problem. Prednison added a few centimeters to the front as well so now I'm evenly curvaceous  Grin

But that's a downright darned attractive ensemble you created there.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010 06:10:13 PM »

Yes I have the same prob. usually stand on the table and get mum to pin my skirt all the way round before hemming.

« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010 07:23:25 PM »

I think you are absolutely my new favorite chica on this board. You're stuff ROCKS! I love it and I looove that we're the same size because seeing you look SO cute and sexy in clothes you made makes me feel more confident about making and wearing my own sewing. (tho completely different body types! i only dream of having that booty. alas, i'm cursed with an native american butt and stomach. meaning i'm flat where i wanna be floofy and floofy where i want to be flat!)

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010 06:23:28 AM »

THis is fabulous & well put together!

You just need someone to pin your hems while you're wearing your skirts to take care of the lower hem in the front. They can put a yardstick... end to floor & measure up from there where the hem should be all the way round. Wink

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010 06:48:33 AM »

great job!
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010 07:15:39 AM »

I would like to steal your skirt!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010 06:22:46 PM »

I love this.  It looks super good on you!  Grin

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