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« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2005 11:00:29 AM »

I think I'm going to take your suggestions and make it with less gathering, because I'm not sure with the material I bought that I'm goign to like it with a really full skirt..

Thank you!

« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2005 11:38:56 AM »

actually i dont think the gathering looked bad at all
i like it on my dress
but i guess it depends on the fabric
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« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2005 01:07:47 PM »

It also depends on your body type. I'm petite all around. So it made me look funny.


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« Reply #113 on: June 10, 2006 09:24:39 AM »

i just got this pattern yesterday and started working on it about 2 last..morning..lol..so hopefully ill have it done today and ill post pics. i really love this dress and everyones looks great!

« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2006 01:33:41 PM »

I made this dress about two weeks ago, and just found this thread.  I love the fabric I used... you can't really see it in the picture, but it's covered in brown polka dots.  

It makes me feel like such a 50's housewife!
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« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2006 01:41:35 PM »

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« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2006 01:52:51 PM »

really pretty. you did a wonderful job!

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« Reply #117 on: July 16, 2006 01:14:58 AM »

Just finished my version of this dress, and never even knew there was a sew along!

Here's my version, which I made out of some Ikea fabric I bought years ago... I also just posted about it here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107684.0

Here the fabulous fabric:

My thoughts on the pattern:  its not very well designed...  I hated the way they put the zipper in last.  I think that makes the dress look very homemade.  If you are already lining the bodice, why not just make a skirt lining, attach to the bottom of the bodice lining, insert the zipper, and fold the edges of the lining to the inside, and slipstich along the zipper?  That would finish it really nicely...  But, i didn't really read all the instructions before I began...

I had to do quite a lot of alterations for this (and I just wanted to make a quick summer dress...)  I am extremely short waisted (2 " less than the 16" long for my size) and small boobed (34A).  So i decided to make size 10, even though it recommends it for a bust of 32.5, because it has 3" of ease.  That is about 1-2" larger than I am, and I decided that I would like a halter dress to fit fairly snug.  I folded out about an inch of length through the bust as I am only an A cup (patterns are drafted for a B cup), then I cleaned up the side seams, and altered the waist piece to increase from a 25" waist up to fit my 28" waist (actually only added 1" as the pattern had 2" of waist ease).  I made a quick mock up of the bodice pieces from the lining cause I knew the back would have been mucked about because of the shortening.  It fit well but I decided to improve the visuals by raising the back by 1", and also to make the armhole smaller

I also left the neck strap as long as possible, and didn't alter length until the whole thing was finished.

I made it up, and as I was gathering the skirt, was thinking that this was too much fabric and that I hate gathered skirts.  The fabric is stiff, so I stuck out quite unattractively... I should have listened to my gut which said circle skirt.

So I cut a circle skirt. And hemmed the damn thing by hand.
« Reply #118 on: July 16, 2006 12:05:41 PM »

I made this for my junior prom in March, and also didn't know there was a sewalong Roll Eyes

The waist ended up kind of tight, but nothing too terrible. Please excuse my horrid posture.


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« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2006 05:04:38 PM »

Hi everyone, what a great selection of fifties housewives you all are! i'm so impressed!

i had a look at the pattern and it only goes up to a 40" bust and a 32" waist, do you think it would be possible to make my own pattern? i have only drafted a skirt block which was quite straight forward, and i was wondering what other pieces i'd need to make, from what i can see theres a round your middle bit and two over your boobs bits. sorry for the lack of technical knowledge! I'm sure i could make a circle skirt without too much hassle, (although i never have yet) so what would be next?

sorry for all the questions, i'm really new to making clothes for myself and i'd love it if i could do it even without a special fat chick pattern! Smiley



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