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« on: March 28, 2010 10:18:34 PM »

My grandma gave me this sewing pattern from when she was my age, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6241485346&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXI7&GUID=a856391e1270a0e202133a73ffefcc31&itemid=6241485346&ff4=263602_263622  Simplicity 5157, sadly however, she was smaller than me Cry and I've fallen in love with the dress, does anyone know how to upsize a pattern or know of another pattern that is almost identical?  Help would be much appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010 04:46:09 AM »

None of these are exactly the same as yours, but they're all decent facsimiles depending on what you appreciate about the look of your vintage pattern.

http://butterick.mccall.com/b4386-products-7203.php?page_id=155 (closest bodice)
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1968-missmiss-petite-dresses.aspx (good shape but constructed differently)
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2386-misses-dresses.aspx (similar to first one)
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m2401-products-702.php?page_id=108 (similar to first one)
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m8107-products-7138.php?page_id=108 (good shape)
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5583-products-8194.php?page_id=108 (more go-go, but interesting)

I didn't look in the discontinued patterns, so if none of these tickle your fancy, try that section of all the major pattern makers. Alternatively, you can design it yourself from a fitting shell, which all the major brands carry a form of, or if you happen to be size 38, you can download a free one:

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/basic-one-piece-dress-sloper

You can learn about grading a pattern here:

http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/grade-a-bodice-pattern-to-a-larger-size

Remember to trace your vintage patterns! You shouldn't use the actual pattern because they tend to become delicate with age. I like to use wax-paper because it's sturdy and see-through.

Good luck Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010 08:00:53 AM »

Oh wow!  Shocked  Thank you Alexus1325!
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