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« on: June 01, 2010 01:28:37 PM »


I'm so pleased to finally have a question to ask!  I've been lurking and found some great ideas on here, ya'll are an imaginative group!

I've got a wedding to attend and nothing to wear (surprise, surprise).  I've tried on dresses until I'm absolutely sick and despairing of finding anything to wear.  I've been looking around and was taken with this cowl dress pattern - http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/cowl-dress-cowl-top

Has anyone had any luck with this type of dress?  This pattern is waaay too small, but looks fairly simple to draft my own.  I... guess I'm an hourglass, my boobs and hips are roughly the same size, with a generous badonkadonk.  I'm about 5'8, short waisted, with a 34 inch inseam.  If anyone has made this, how did it wear/drape/fit/look?  Is it feasible for a curvy girl to wear?  Any tips, tricks, or suggestions?  The fabric I've pulled from my stash is a knit, white with a large black and red flower print, I'd pair with black strappy heels.

Thanks so much.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010 02:07:12 PM »

I'm a curvy type, 38/40 D (or DD depending), 5'3 and best described as a 'cello' shape... an hourglass type but with ghetto booty on both ends.

I haven't made or worn that dress but I did have one very much like it. Mine had a bit more of an A-line bottom though. I really liked the look with the loose cowl with wider skirt piece as it made the middle of me look a bit thinner and brought more attention to cleavage.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010 09:16:45 AM »

ooo thanks for the linky, i've been looking for an idea on just how to make a cowl neck (yeah I'm a fattyboombatty but i have killer boobs and showing them off makes me feel better).

I've never made a cowl before, but I know I look great in 'em. I'm 4ft8 and 175lbs.
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