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Message Board > Fitting Woes > blouse style ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 11/27/11 11:13 PM

I was hoping that everyone here could give me guidance or suggestions. I am scheduled for breast cancer surgery. They will be removing the one breast. Until the surgery site is healed I have been trying to come up with a blouse pattern or style that will camouflage the empty area.

The Doc. tells me that the prognosis is very good and that I may not need chem or radiation.

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Date: 11/28/11 0:48 AM

sharonms,

I sent you a PM. You'll see the Message Center just under the line that says, Welcome back sharonms. I believe you need to be a paid member to send a PM, but that you can reply to one sent to you even if you are not a paid member.

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Date: 11/28/11 6:58 AM

Hi Sharoms,

What about an asymmetrical design with gatherings?

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Date: 11/28/11 8:33 AM

Sharonms, I had a lumpectomy and radiation over 4 years ago. A few weeks before the surgery, I was doing exactly what you are...looking for blouse patterns. Not knowing what to expect, I wanted something loose and baggy. You may, or may not have a drain for the first few days, so account for that. I found a few that might work for you, while waiting for your site to heal, and beyond. McCall 6244, I like the vest layering. McCall 6467 caught my eye right off. I'm a bit too old for all the ruffles, but it would be the perfect distraction and act as a "filler". Also Butterick 5611 and 5562(View D).

Please keep us posted on your progress. Are you going to have reconstruction? My sister-in-law found that using shoulder pads in her bra is the perfect padding. We learn how to adapt to all sorts of new things. Best of luck to you...

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Date: 11/28/11 9:06 PM

There was a thread on this subject last year. I particularly remembered the garments from Chikara as stylish and flattering. I hope you may find inspiration here, and best wishes for successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Kim

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