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Topic: Pillowcase style for the larger lady?  (Read 2577 times)
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« on: July 20, 2013 01:13:32 PM »

I love the necklines of pillowcase tops, but hate how they balloon out and make me look like I am wearing a moomoo.
Is there much that I can simply do to a pillowcase top to make it less.. moomooish?

I don't fancy elastic at my waist btw. it's a hangup of mine.

thanks!
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herbstnebel
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014 01:58:28 PM »

ugh, i know exactly what you mean!
the only time i tired making a pillow case dress, i almost threw it out as soon as i tried it on.
i think in the end just added a belt or a ribbon and it wasnt too shabby, but darts around the belly area (like princess seams that dont go all the way up and down) might work as well, as the reduce the fabric where its too much.
or darts like these, as they will make the top more fitted Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014 12:10:47 PM »

thanks, i'll give it a go Cheesy
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kimmibram
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016 05:18:23 AM »

With the basic sewing kills that you have, this one would not be very easy for you. Still you can try and modify a buttoned coat and have a longer length made with a flared bottom to create a dress similar to this one.
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kimmibram
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016 05:20:21 AM »

The pillow case style does not exactly complement a curvy woman because it can make her look bulky. However, if you are really interested in this one, try a waist cinching belt so that you can look slimmer.
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