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AllegraVintage
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Date: 1/15/12 1:43 AM

hi there,
long story short, I traced out & made my usual adjustments to the bodice of Vogue 2960, I hadn't cut out the fabric yet, when I came home one day to find my 10 month old puppy had ripped up the skirt back pattern peice. The skirt front had holes and chunks missing but was salvagable. Months later I replaced the missing peices, I cut out the bodice, totally forgetting I didn't see if I had enough room on my fabric. Now I dont have enough fabric to make the orginal skirt. I bought the fabric on clearance, so I cant get any more. Is it possible to make another skirt, a more A line without? I was planning on not making the 3 buttons down the front if that helps. Any ideas on what should I do? Your help would be very gratefully recieved. Kat
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Date: 1/15/12 3:46 AM

You could put almost any kind of skirt from any other pattern onto the bodice, including an a line one, but then it's going to look a lot different style wise. If that's good with you, then just go for it.

If not, and depending on how short of fabric you are and where in your layout, I think you could maybe use the original skirt pattern, and even make it a whole foot or 12 inches or even maybe a bit more less in width and circumference, and even around the hem measurement too, and even just have it gathered to the bodice instead of having it pleated with the pleats right where the original pattern has them. Just because that skirt looks so very, very wide. And still keep most of the original style look of the dress.

Or if you have enough fabric to make the skirt as original, but just lots shorter in length, you could always put a band of a different fabric at the bottom of the shortened skirt, and call it a design element:)

Past that you could probably get into some "creative piecing" in lots of ways, and if enough unused and still uncut fabric to have more seams and piecing down the horizontal length of the skirt to get it cut out as is, and if it was in a busy small print, you might not even be able to notice them much at all. In a smooth solid fabric, it might show up a lot more.

Everyone runs out of fabric sometime. It's far better to notice it, just before you start to cut out, but stuff happens. Sometimes though, when you have to "make do" or make a change because of something like that, what ever it turns into instead, can even really turn out better than the original plan, so you never know.



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