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« on: March 18, 2014 03:55:28 PM »



Here is my Deer and Doe Belladone ducks in a row dress! I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, except I have a pretty harsh fitting issue in the back. At first I thought it may be a problem with the length of each diagonal line on the lower and upper back busts but after tucking and pinning and stitching and repeating and the gaping just seeming to not go away, we (me and my boyfriend) thought the fit problem might be in the height of the waist. Does anyone think from the pics that my waist may be a little bit high and I may actually benefit from shortening the bust? Or shall I alter the upper bust pattern like http://lladybird.com/2013/07/29/completed-a-stripey-belladone/ <- that? It's a beautiful pattern and I was so disappointed when the bottom was so perfect and the top wasn't fitting well at all, if anyone has any other suggestions to try they would be much welcome.

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I am aware of the bias binding sticking out and am pretty sure I know how to prevent that, more cutting into the seams, understitching, less stretching and grading down the bias binding should help, but if anyone has any other advice on keeping bias binding flat too that would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014 05:09:08 PM »

I love your dress. It is very beautiful from the front and the back doesn't look bad to me either!

I can't help you, my bias sometimes does the same, especially with a lightweight fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014 09:32:19 AM »

Lovely fabric and a gorgeous dress.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014 02:16:03 PM »

Judging from the folds, I'd say your waist is too tight. Seems the whole back part of the dress is resting on the small of your back. AND you have "pulling folds" from the sides to the zipper at your back.
If you can, let some fabric out of the seam allowances. Maybe the dress will then fall a bit down and smoothen your problems.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014 02:16:51 PM »

Oh, and it's a very nice dress; forgot to say while thinking about your problem.

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