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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2004 06:26:07 PM »

well, i have cast my fears aside and have been progressing nicely on this dress with my spiffy bedsheet fabric. i reached the point where i'm ready to put my zipper in. it looks really nice thus far. only problem is, i tried it on (admittedly without the zipper, but still...) and mine seems to be too big under the arms too. soooooo.... how can i fix it? unfortunately, the bodice is already attached to the bodice lining, both of which are already stitched to the skirt. i don't relish the thought of ripping all of that out. would it be a bad idea to add a dart under the arms to both the fabric and lining together (i.e., as if they were one layer of fabric)?

where are we going, and why am i in this handbasket?
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2004 10:15:34 PM »

I am almost ready to find me some pretty fabric on this one Cheesy
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2004 08:28:14 AM »

...only problem is, i tried it on (admittedly without the zipper, but still...) and mine seems to be too big under the arms too. soooooo.... how can i fix it?

I ended up with the same problem. 
I tried the dress on and had my hubby pin it where it looked like it should go. 
There was about an inch and a half of fabric overlapping where the zipper is to be placed.   Be sure to taper it as you go down the back or you might not have enough room for waist and hips. 
You might want to pin the zipper in place to see what it will look like. 
I did not take it in enough though, and have a little bit too much fabric under the arms, but otherwise it fits ok. 
I am going to have to reposition the straps on mine. 
They are too close to my arms and keep slipping off the shoulder. 
That will be a challenge to fix. 
Next time I make this dress, I am going to position the darts according to my own measurements. 
They are a little too close together. 

Hope everything works out for ya, kabili.

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2004 07:07:14 PM »

I should have the whole thing finished by tomorrow, and -finally- (after years) have the capability to upload pictures, so all is good on my front.  I would have finished it tonight, but I altered the pattern somewhat and appear to have screwed up on some measurements- the side panels on the bottom half are much, much larger than the side panels on the top.  I'll take it in tomorrow and all should be peachy, though.

I'm not sure how I screwed up the measurements.  Gnarr.

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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2004 04:26:46 PM »

So.  After all my "finished tomorrow, really!" blustering... school started.  And I have not touched the sewing machine since, which is a shame, because the only things left are the zipper and the hem around the bottom.

So very, very, sorry.  Sad  Yay for no time limits, at least.  I will be finishing this one, no doubt.  I just get to wait until I get a breath of air between exams.

How is everyone else doing?  I wouldn't want the thing to die.

I'm not sure...
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« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2004 09:39:04 PM »

Oh, wow. I can't believe I forgot about this. I have the pattern all cut out, but haven't found the materials I want for the dress.. and haven't thought about looking, lately. Hopefully, I'll show some progress soon, as we shouldn't be renovating for that much longer (I hope  Undecided. Tearing out walls, and rebuilding them is really frustrating).
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« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2005 09:30:28 PM »

Just wondering if anyone has finished pics posted.  (just found you guys today and catching up on all the old posts.)

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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2005 02:29:19 AM »

shade_n_shadow - If you have time you could move this to the new Sewalong board

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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2005 09:13:36 AM »

After what, almost a year?  I'm still not done.  I was mostly done, but then I couldn't get my modifications to match right and then school started and everything got shoved to the wayside.  It's summer again, though, so I'll have the opportunity to finish this soon if I can just fix the errors I made.  Then I shall post.  Oh yes.

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« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2005 01:25:31 PM »

Wow!  I can't believe I just found this thread!  Embarrassed

I have 2 questions regarding this pattern; maybe someone can help me.

1) I'm afraid of front bust darts.  Cheesy  Not sewing them, I'm fine there, but don't they make you look... pointy? I always opt for patterns with gathers or princess seams or something bc I'm afraid darts will look not-so-nice.

2) This might be too personal? Idk. It's worth a try. Would someone making the size 6 post (or you could pm me I guess) their measurements?  I'm not sure a 6 would fit, and I was wondering what sized people it's fitting for. If that makes sense...



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