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« on: September 20, 2011 10:02:59 PM »

I've been putting off making this dress since I got the pattern.  Then.....I found the fabric.  It just screamed that it needed to be made into this dress, so I made it. 

I have a smaller bust than most people my size, and I didn't want gapping in the front, so I added some grommets and a bit of teal ribbon.  I really like how it turned out.  I have weird size issues like a lot of us do, so I made the top closer to my size {20-22} and then to accommodate my 24-26 bottom half, I added 6 inches to each side of the front and back skirt pieces.  The only thing I'd do next time to make it better is add pockets.  I can't believe  I forgot the pockets!



The dress is from Butterick 5195. 

Excuse the dark tights and the Birkies.  I'm having a bit of trouble finding dress shoes in an 8 1/2 EEE or a 9EE to fit my fussy feet and the tights....well, when I get them to fit my tummy, I have elephant ankles.  That's what I get for being short and round, I guess.  I'm still looking for shoes.  I found some really cute ones at Lane Bryant the other day but they had absolutely no padding in the bottom of the shoe and I thought for $65 I ought to get some padding....that and the heel size was a bit higher than I'm used to, and at 51 I really don't want to go falling off my shoes.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011 07:20:23 AM »

This is so cute and I love the grommet Idea. This is so nice. I love the fabric you chose. Also thanks for listing the pattern off to look for it. Great Job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011 10:27:04 AM »

I admire anyone that can alter a pattern.  Kudos to you. Very nice dress by the way.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011 11:26:26 AM »

Lovely dress and such a beautiful fabric.  I have the same issue with being a different size top and bottom.  I use multisize patterns a lot as they are easier to adjust.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011 04:41:18 PM »

I like this a lot!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011 10:35:42 AM »

Thanks, ladies. 

I generally use the multi-size patterns, but when the skirt is supposed to link up to the top exactly, then I have to get creative.  I added the inches to the skirt, gathered it to the top, then turned down the casing like in the directions and put the elastic in.  You can't even really tell it's had fabric added to it.

I listed the pattern because I know sometimes I see things and can't find where the person found the pattern or instructions - so I try to make it easy for others if they want something like it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011 02:35:14 PM »

I can't tell at all that you added fabric.

I love that material- it looks great on you too. The dress looks really comfortable!

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011 05:17:11 PM »

What a pretty dress!  You look great in it, and I can see why you chose that fabric.  It's perfect!  Great job.
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