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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2009 03:46:17 AM »

this is a great pattern and would look fantastic if upsized for more curvaceous crafters, the empire waistline would smooth over a big tummy (like mine!) but with out gathers into the waistband which make me look pregnant.

Sadly I would be about about 6 sizes larger than that pattern and it seems like a lot of work to resize it!

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2009 05:14:57 AM »

Hmmm.....I wonder how it would look sleeveless?  The Texas winter isn't going to last much longer, so it would be a waste for me to make one with long sleeves Sad

« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2009 06:54:10 AM »

That is very pretty..I'm tempted to try too but if I get time is another matter entirely.
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2009 07:00:36 AM »

what a beautiful dress, i can't wait to see what everyone comes up iwth!

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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2009 07:29:59 AM »

phoenixfiredesigns, I think you're being a little hard on nofury. I don't think she meant to insult you and she never said anything about anorexia equaling size four. I understand why you're sensitive, though. I have a friend who is very small (size 0) at, about, 5'4" and people are always telling her that she's too thin and it frustrates her, too.

My size is a little larger than 4, I believe (slightly too curvaceous for a 4!), so I'll try and adapt it and see how it goes. Wink I have a feeling I'll fudge everything up! I'm terrible at adjusting things and don't know where to start.

Does anyone have any suggestions about websites that could help me figure out what should be adjusted and what should be left alone? Or maybe I'll just have to do my best not to mess it up?  Grin

Good luck to everyone trying. Wink

I think no mater your size its frustrating sometimes (I'm petite too, size 4-6, 5' 2") Its hard to find clothes that fit perfectly.  Thats why making them is easier for me!

But to answer your question cassiege  I don't have any web sites, but I can do my best to describe what to alter.   
1) the distance from bust dart to bust dart.  If say the patern mesures say 4 inches between the bust darts, and you've got 6inches, Then make it so.    Also you'll want to measure the distance form underarm to bust dart, because that measurement  will also change.
2) top of shoulder to the underbust.  you'll want to make sure thats long enough to cover your bosom
3)on this dresss, maybe the band at the waist might need to be slightly wider.  But thats just an opinion of mine.
4)For the botom of this dress, the design seams in the frontjust need to be place corectly on your body, so that might take a bit of fiddiling, but  measure where that should be then add the appropriate amount to each side of the center peice, then do the same with the outer pieces. 

Hopefully that makes sense  And if anyone see's anything that I missed or that I got wrong, let me know.


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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2009 07:43:11 AM »

Wow... if only I was a size 4! Smiley

A size 4?!?!?! Wow. Guess I won't be making this one after all. I can honestly say that I have no desire to be that small!

I've been able to adjust all of the burda patterns pretty easily, so don't be discouraged by the small size. I wear a plus, and there are maybe 3 patterns on there for plus sizes.

If it's your first time, I would recommend resizing the burdastyle azalea dress. It's a muli size so you can get a feel for the places where a pattern size difference matters and it's a pretty simple pattern and a cute dress.

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2009 07:51:17 AM »

That's a cute dress-- thanks for bringing the pattern to everybody's attention!  Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2009 08:25:34 AM »

Thanks for the information, Belladune.
Don't know that I'll be making this dress any time soon, but it'll come in handy for other projects.

« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2009 08:37:12 AM »

I would love to do this dress as well, but I'm a size 12-14. If I feel adventageous enough, maybe I'll alter it myself.

If someone DOES manage to alter the dress to a much larger size and has tips/pics, I'd love to see them for reference!!

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2009 08:40:00 AM »

That is a gorgeous dress, I would love to try altering it!
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