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Empire waist dress?
Please share your favorite empire waist dress pattern.
Periey
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Date: 5/15/13 10:02 PM

Hi everyone. I am so thankful for this forum full of experts. I lurked around for a long time, but this is my first post. Maybe one day I might get good enough to actually post something worth while. But for now here's my newbie questions.
I adore empire waist dresses because it hides my post babies belly and I could stuff myself comfortably. Haha, it's no wonder why I can't lose this tummy. I never know what size waist I should choose since it changes at least 3-4 inches during the course a day. Anyway, I am a complete novice so it would be wonderful if you could let me know what your favorite easy empire waist dress pattern is. Thank you so much.
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Marie367
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Date: 5/15/13 10:27 PM

Did you see PR's new dress Summer dress. It might not be exactly what you want but Deepika started a sew along for it under "Sew Along" so you could sew along and get some help. It looks easy to make and would hide post baby tummy.

Periey
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Date: 5/16/13 11:03 AM

Sew-along seems like a brilliant idea, and it's just the thing that I need. Too bad that I have a major work deadline by early June, otherwise I would definitely participate in this. I will keep an eye out for another sew along in the future when the timing is right. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion.
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Date: 5/16/13 12:40 PM

There are 2 free patterns that I have in my stash (thinking about making at least one for a trip next month). Both have empire waists.

Burda Danielle (review) Take a look at the projects at the Burda site. Quite a variation!

Kimono Sleeve A-line Dress It looks like a yoke in their picture, but the measurements make it more of an empire. Either way it's a cute dress, and only 4 pattern pieces. (The pattern is free, but the instructions are in the magazine)

As I said I haven't made either, so I'm not entirely sure how beginner friendly they are.

Periey
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Date: 5/17/13 1:19 AM

Thank you Donna, great patterns! They both look so comfy and cute. The variations of the Danielle dress is amazing! Definitely will download. So much to sew, so little time. I am so envious of expert sewers!
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