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Topic: 1950s bolero graded up to plus size  (Read 1087 times)
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« on: November 06, 2010 05:24:21 PM »

Hello Craftsterbabes!  Shocked

I was given a 1950s bolero pattern that was a 36 bust. I am a 52 bust and I did a major pattern grade, but I cheated! If you like the sewing technical stuff, I explained with pictures on how I accomplished this on my blog (see the link on my signature) if you are interested. I won't go into the nerd stuff here and instead will go straight to the eye candy  Grin

I made this with cotton print, bias tape, and a pair of vintage buttons (from my grandma's stash). I had all the materials on hand because it requires only about 2 yards of material.

I love love love the collar. I used iron on medium weight interfacing to get it to stand up.

QUESTION: What do you think about the length? Should the curve at the bust be higher?  I am not a fan of kimono sleeve patterns on big busted women because of the ill fit on the sleeves  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010 05:47:16 PM »

I think it looks great as is! It seems to fit pretty well. I'd say you did an excellent job upsizing the pattern!

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010 08:41:13 AM »

I love all of the things you make. I think this would look fantastic with a fitted bodice dress. With the talent you have, you make some really rocking outfits. Lot many here, I really envy the way your clothing turns out.

Sewing machines: Universal KAB, Kenmore 150 385.19150090, Brother XL-3125, Brother LS-2000

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