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catdaddytn
« on: April 30, 2018 04:15:51 PM »

Yikes - I thought my dress was going to fit or even be too big.  Now, I'm thinking too small!
I'm not to the point of pinning the front to the back, but what is the smallest seam that can be used on a dress?

Also, I'm thinking ahead.  I think I could use a panel down the seams, if needed.

I'm using pattern: Vogue 1326

I've completed the front side.

Fitting is hardest part for me!

thanks catdaddytn
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018 04:50:08 PM »

I looked it up, bias cut diamonds on the torso? Cute pattern. What colours did you choose? Are you able to post photos?

I school we used a scant 3/8" seam allowance, less than most commercial patterns.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018 07:54:21 AM »

Hello,

I haven't been on this site in a long time, so I don't remember how to post photos.  After I figure it out, I will post.

The front yoke part of this dress:  Marbled fabric (salmon, brown, blue, chartruese) from a class I took many years ago
The side pieces:  Salmon with small polka dots  (It was hard to get the right color with the right fabric weight)  (I had great color in my stash, but it was like a canvas fabric - too heavy).
The lower front/back: brown
The back yoke:  brown

I see some photo info, but i'm definitely photo-challenged.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018 09:46:15 AM »

Sounds like it will be a very interesting combo of colour and pattern. Good luck with fitting it and also figuring out how to post photos here Smiley.
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I AM IN NEED OF GIRAFFE ITEMS!
70 giraffe gifts for mom's 70th this December, party decorations too. Please message me if you can help, thanks Smiley.


"Always use the good beads, the good fabric and the good yarn. Life is too short to leave it waiting in stash." ~ Edel C
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018 11:55:50 AM »

The dress fits!  woo hoo
I'm a bit concerned about the fit in hips.  I can walk, sit down and cross my legs!
That little bit of concern makes me wonder though, if I should start over.
I'm planning to wear this dress to my retirement activities at the end of June.

thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018 01:09:15 PM »

Maybe you can widen the hip area by adding a panel/triangle of lace on each of the sides, to flare out the bottom a little.
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