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Date: 4/10/13 0:34 AM

Hello,
I am trying to rebuild my relationship with my sewing machine after a 3 year absence. Over this period of time my figure has grown a little rounder and softer and now need a different sort of pattern then I have been able to find. Hence my request for help.........several years ago my mother used to make the neatest little house dress jumper it had a dropped waist with a gathered skirt, no sleeves a shirt was worn beneath or it could be made with sleeves. I have looked on the net until my eyes are crossed without any success.
So any suggestion would be wonderful. Please keep the pattern supper simple as I am still a beginner :)
Beth

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Date: 4/10/13 8:46 AM

Hi and welcome to PR I found a few that might work. If you are not familiar with the workings of PR, just type the number of the pattern in the blank rectangle under the HOME and KNOWLEDGE BASE tabs at the upper left of this page. Or you can go on the McCall/Butterick and Simplicity web sites and check them out.

Here's what I found: Simplicity-1715, 1914
Butterick- 5456, 5488
Kwik Sew- 3955, 3893

Hope this gives you a jump start...keep us posted on what you have chosen and your progress...

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Date: 4/10/13 8:33 PM

Hello kek5772012, welcome to PR.

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Date: 4/12/13 0:48 AM

Hi Beth, this changing shape in the interim bit, it's a bit rough isn't it?
Have you thought about McCalls 6395 or 6396?

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Date: 4/12/13 9:34 AM

Beth,
There's a review of an out of print Taylor Made Designs pattern that may be what you're looking for. Review here at: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/45406 The pattern is More Jumpers and might be available from vendors with older pattern stock. You might also look at Louise Cutting's patterns because her directions are especially good and her patterns fit a variety of body shapes comfortably.

m/m

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Date: 4/12/13 12:12 PM

This one comes in misses as well as plus size.

Measure before you purchase the pattern as plus sizes can be way too much when a little alteration to a misses pattern will suffice.

Wishing you much success and many happy days at the sewing machine.

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Date: 4/13/13 10:36 PM

Boy, you are not the only one with changing shape. I am having fits with my changes, and trying to get a pattern to fit. For instance, am working on a skirt now. They say you should fit the largest part of your bottom for the hip measurement.. Thing is... my largest part is this big old tummy of mine. Every thing is too tight because I go by the darn ol' hip measurement..

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Date: 4/14/13 9:23 PM

You may want to browse Ebay or Etsy for a line of OOP Simplicity patterns labeled "HOAX, Full Figure Solutions". Even though these were from the 80's&90's, they are classic designs and very easy to personalize... I don't have the #'s but there were several jumper type dresses!

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Date: 4/15/13 3:25 PM

check out Etsy
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-- Edited on 4/15/13 3:31 PM --

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