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Strong desire to make what I think may be unsuitable
Why do I so want to make a style which I am not sure will suit me?
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Date: 4/8/12 12:59 PM

Every time I think of making this pattern .

I keep talking myself out of it because I tend to need clothes which go in at the waist so that my bit of shape shows.

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This shows my shape and back curve. Could I put darts in the back.

What do you think
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Date: 4/8/12 1:03 PM

Go try on a similar look in RTW. Usually helps me.

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Date: 4/8/12 1:08 PM

I have trouble with this style too. My solution is to wear a belt. If you have enough fabric, you can make a matching sash. It's not the same look, but without the belt I look like a sack of potatoes.

Note that you might need to add some length to the top for this, because cinching shortens the hemline a bit.
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Date: 4/8/12 1:14 PM

Quote: nicegirl
I have trouble with this style too. My solution is to wear a belt. If you have enough fabric, you can make a matching sash. It's not the same look, but without the belt I look like a sack of potatoes.



Note that you might need to add some length to the top for this, because cinching shortens the hemline a bit.
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Exactly what Nice girl said . I look 2 sizes bigger than I am if I dont have a waisted style on . I either resort to a belt or know I look bigger than I am. I like that pattern too but I didn't buy if because of these reasons.

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Date: 4/8/12 1:52 PM

Thought I loved the pattern until I saw the last picture you posted on page three. Whoa - the saying around here is, 'If it doesn't look good on the model, there is no way that it will look good on me!'

Thank you many times over for posting that last picture on page three!
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Date: 4/8/12 1:58 PM

I think the top could suit you well, with two conditions: the belt is a great idea and would pull you in at the waist, then you should aim to have what ever's on the bottom continue the silhouette of going out from the waist, so some really wide leg trousers or a flouncy skirt. That way, your waist is the narrowest part of the overall line.

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Date: 4/8/12 2:16 PM

The v-neckline is whats great for you; it helps elongate your silhouette (as the neckline does in the pink top you are wearing).

Dress it up with a belt (self-fabric soft belt would be very pretty, imo) or wear it loose and be cool, comfy and collected as a cucumber.

So get sewing, girl!

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Date: 4/8/12 2:31 PM

Shorten the length so that the blouse side seams end above your hips and angle the pattern in at the waistline. You can do this on the pattern tissue and try it on or make a sample out of inexpensive muslin or other fabric to check the length and side seam fit. If you still don't like the look, you can try pinning darts into the back and even the front before you make it out of your fashion fabric.

I agree that the V-neck would be great for you.

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Date: 4/8/12 2:57 PM

I know what you mean. I really like that top. I just made a similar loose fitting top and it looks horrible on me. It it waiting for me to get some kind of inspiration of how to save it.

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Date: 4/8/12 3:06 PM

About that back hem being too curved-
This weekend I went to downtown San Francisco. I snooped at the Theory shop in Union Square. They had unfitted tops like this with an interesting hem detail I find very slimming. The front is a gentle curve like this is. The back was cut considerably longer to cover the tush and the hem was squared off, not curved. It's a longer and leaner line that makes the transitions over all our curves more gradual. Plus if you want to belt it or add some elastic, you've still got length covering your behind.

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