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« on: October 13, 2012 12:20:21 PM »

I'm rather new to having to enlarge things.  I've always been tiny in the past, but some long term medical issues have caused me to gain about 20 lbs, meaning that the majority of the many, many patterns I've aquired over the years are now too small.  However, I am not one to give up easily, and I know that patterns are far more maleable than finished clothes, and I am attempting to make things that fit with patterns I already have.
This is the pattern I started with:

Here are the adjustments I made.  Some I did by simply cutting the piece bigger, others I had to add more paper to.

I still had to shorten it like I always have, sadly getting bigger hasn't made me any taller!  Cheesy

Close up shot:

And finshed!  I decided to omit the sleeves.  I was worried that since the sleeves were already poofy, enlarging them to fit the armhole would make them overwhelmingly huge.  I decided that since I wanted to make some vests anyway to cover that obnoxious bra line I always get with stretchy shirts, I would just wear it over my long sleeved t-shirts this fall and winter.

Hope you like it!  Sorry I'm making a weird face in that pic.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012 02:43:51 PM »

It looks great. Plus, it's find another anime fan. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012 04:06:27 PM »

This is great and you look great in it. Thank you for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012 05:52:33 AM »

That turned out really well.  I love the fabric you chose.  Very pretty.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012 12:44:21 PM »

Thank you all! When I first saw this fabric I fell in love with it, but couldn't afford it.  I wrote down the SKU number, and checked Joanns website months later, and they still had it!  Not sure what I want to do with the rest of it, I got 4 yards, and only used a little over one for this.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012 05:05:35 PM »

Great job.  I love how it turned out.  (I'd be nervous to adapt already puffy sleeves too)

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012 01:47:08 PM »

Great handkerchief hem!  I love the flutter.  Thank you for not making 'fat jokes' and/or putting yourself down after gaining a little weight. 

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Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012 10:58:07 AM »

I love the fabric you chose! Super cute.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012 12:59:27 PM »

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