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« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2006 12:33:09 AM »

I've never altered a pattern before...well I tried, but to no avail. I ended up making it way too big and just wrongly situated. I hope this one will be easier.


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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2006 12:55:14 PM »

Well, I didn't end up having to alter it... so hopefully you won't either!

Other than the little problem I had attaching the midriff piece, it was a pretty easy pattern.  I'm almost done, I just have to put the zipper in and do the hem. 
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« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2006 10:20:10 PM »

I'm late to the party here, but I'm totally buying this pattern -- I have the most delicious beautiful pink embroidered fabric to use for this.  If all goes well (must...sew...muslin!), it will be PERFECT for a summer wedding....of which I have no less than FOUR to attend.

Thanks to everyone who posted previously in this thread -- I'm inspired!   Cheesy

EDIT 7/28/06: Okay, I bought the Simplicity 4581 instead, and made a mockup of it in old sheet material (picture removed).  I also had to gather part of the skirt to attach it to the midriff piece, and I will avoid that in the final version by taking in the skirt on the front, and letting it out a bit on the back.  I think.   Wink  It may be more work than I'll be ready for, and I might just gather it gently around the whole front midriff.  Aaaggghhhhhh.  Who knows.

EDIT 8/31/06: OMGGGGG I FINALLY FINISHED IT!  I actually finished it two Saturdays ago, but here it is!!!  I am so pleased with how it turned out!  It was pretty easy once I figured out how to modify the top and midriff pieces to fit me on top, and attach to the skirt at the same time!   Not such an easy task when you're a 12 on top and an 18 on bottom!  Wink  But this is the final product -- I ended up doing it in (very soft!) pink polyester with red embroidered flowers, and Bemberg rayon lining -- I lined it fully instead of just the bodice piece, as the pink poly is see-through!   Wink  (And yes, I'm slouching so the dress makes me look, eerrrmmm, a little bit thick around the middle.  Note to self: stand up straight in pictures!!)

And if you can see it -- my added personal touch was that I used leftover fabric to make my boyfriend a pocket square for his suit!   Cheesy

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