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« on: April 01, 2013 08:49:34 AM »

Hello,

I just noticed that my dream dress (the Cambie Dress) has a mention "specially made for pear-shaped women".

As I'm not pear-shaped at all, with a thick waist I try to hide, could I still make that dress or it's better to give it a miss ?


If you made it, please give me your feed-back Smiley
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013 02:17:22 AM »

Make a cheap mock-up and see if you like it, if you like it make it  for "real " .
You need to feel good in what you wear .

If you don't like it , see what needs to be altered for you to like it .
That is the fun part of sewing for me.

I was just looking at it once more .
I don't think the fact that you might have "a biger waist " would  be  the reason for it looking good or not , i think that you need a long torso to pull it off.
For me, big boobs and a short torso , it wouldn't work as it is .



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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013 02:53:36 AM »

Thanks a lot.

I have absolutely no idea if I have a long or short torso. I had to add 2 cm on the top on the last dress I made but apart from that...

I guess I'll do as you said. Thanks Ikea fabric for that !
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013 03:15:11 AM »

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I have absolutely no idea if I have a long or short torso. I had to add 2 cm on the top on the last dress I made but apart from that...

Oefffff.... did you  have to add because of your boob size , or in general ?
If it is because off boobsize you should be able to tell:  way too short in front ,  ok in the back , weird  fabric pulling at the sides..
(I need to add in front an  take off at the back .)

If it is too short  overall  than  you have a long torso  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013 06:54:21 AM »

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I have absolutely no idea if I have a long or short torso. I had to add 2 cm on the top on the last dress I made but apart from that...

Oefffff.... did you  have to add because of your boob size , or in general ?
If it is because off boobsize you should be able to tell:  way too short in front ,  ok in the back , weird  fabric pulling at the sides..
(I need to add in front an  take off at the back .)

If it is too short  overall  than  you have a long torso  Wink



I guess it's because of the boobs. It's sized for a C cup and I'm more a D/E cup.
Well, I think I'm going to say bye bye for now to the Cambie Dress.

Don't feel good enough to do all these modifications Smiley
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013 09:00:25 AM »

I dont think you would need to change that much ......
Just raise the waist  so you end up having an "empire" line i think it's called .

I think it would look nice


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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013 08:15:42 AM »

Wouldn't you just need to do an FBA if the waist size is OK? Might be worth checking on Flickr to see how it looks on people that aren't pear shape.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014 01:56:28 PM »

I'll probably going to do a mock up dress and see what alterations are needed....

Did anybody do it recently ?
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