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OrangeKnickers
« on: September 01, 2010 02:56:01 PM »

As a curvy girl, what are your favorite and most flattering patterns.  I need to go buy some patterns, and I was wondering what other curvy girls had found and liked.  Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010 02:00:07 PM »

Anybody?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010 11:30:06 AM »

I like VOGUE Easy Options -- they can be altered without much trouble.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010 05:53:30 PM »

My current fav is McCall's 6027 (it's a little sundress type)... it's quick and easy and easy to alter.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010 02:53:26 PM »

My current fav is McCall's 6027 (it's a little sundress type)... it's quick and easy and easy to alter.  Smiley
That is a cute one.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010 10:40:58 AM »

dress--mccall's M5535---this is my most recent fave..wear over leggins...very comfy...good fit

shrug--new look 6559---this is a couple years old...have made at least 6 of these in different colors...fits a little snug but it's knit so that's ok

dress--new look 6185---also couple of years old...have made all 3 dresses in at least 5 different stretchy fabrics & the fit is great but the cotton fabric one was too snug under the bust so my lucky sister got it!

and my most used of all...pants--.simplicity 5562---this is about four years old & i have made dozens of these...long & short in every fabric you can imagine...they are a staple in my wardrobe!!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010 01:29:59 PM »

For curvy girls' patterns, I LOVE the Khaliah Ali collection through Simplicity.  They're genuinely designed to flatter women with curves, not just cover them up.  Other than that, though, there are a lot of different types of curves, and different design elements are going to flatter each of them differently.
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010 08:32:36 PM »

my current favs are:
Skirt: Simplicity 2416
Tops: Simplicity 2634, McCall's 6085
Coat: McCall's 5718
Dress: Butterick 4790 <- haven't been brave enough to make this one myself yet, but I have a pic of my grandmother when she was my age (and size!) in this dress, and she looked so gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010 02:09:57 PM »

lissablair: I've seen Butterick 4790 done many times and really like the look of that one too.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010 01:36:18 AM »

Simplicity 4070. It sizes up easily (even though it only comes up to a 22) and it is very flattering.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2010 02:11:02 PM »

Simplicity 4070. It sizes up easily (even though it only comes up to a 22) and it is very flattering.

That is cute.  Thanks for responding.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010 02:04:03 PM »

I really like Butterick 4957, my first attempt at a garment and very flattering on!! I have ordered more fabric to make another....

Dress: Butterick 4790 <- haven't been brave enough to make this one myself yet, but I have a pic of my grandmother when she was my age (and size!) in this dress, and she looked so gorgeous!

You must try this one, I've only been sewing a matter of weeks and managed this, it's super, super easy!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012 06:06:38 PM »

I like the Khaliah Ali patterns too, but I had some issues with the underbust on one of them--it needed serious adjustment. Just so you know!
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012 08:06:31 PM »

New Look 6468 - absolute favorite.
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2334-misses-separates.aspx

Princess seams, great instructions for the top band, super-easy to increase the volume in the bottom of the dress, their pants fit a rounded booty damn well and work well with making into straight/bootcut/wide leg pants. I've made multiple dresses and tops with this pattern. The pants, joined with another pattern, have been made into 4 pairs of trousers.
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