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Date: 5/16/13 8:43 AM

I would love some suggestions for a nice fitting tank top and cami pattern for woven fabrics. If I don't have redesign the top to fit a plus size (rtw 22) that would be fantastic.

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Date: 5/20/13 0:48 AM

Mccalls 6277, M6277, is the first of a group of dress patterns that I picked up specifically for making fitted shells.

Did the muslin with front and back center seams with generous seam allowances. And, even though I was aiming at a fitted shell pattern I cut the muslin to extend over the hips in case I need an emergency dress pattern.

I had too much room across the front neckline which was easy to adjust. Everything else fit great. Have already used the same pattern for a knit fabric, just reduced the ease. The D cup pattern piece was perfect for the woven version. The knit version is nice but would have benefited from reducing ease in the typical fashion and also reducing to the C cup pattern piece.

So be sure to include dress patterns in your search.

I have been noticing things in the mirror??? So one thing that hubbie and I studied on the muslin was the exact placement of the princess seam. Too far in looks bad; like it takes tooooo many inches for the fabric to travel all the way over to that point. Too far out gives the same effect in the other direction; as if the front expanse covers sooooo much real estate that it takes all that fabric to get to the seam.

The pattern was only my second to have cup adjustments. As it happens, the placement of the front princess seams was perfect for me. It's an excellent exploratory pattern. I had in mind that if I fitted it up I could use it as a guide to compare other patterns to. I will be making more from this pattern.

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Date: 5/20/13 1:07 AM

The last tank top I made was a Kwik Sew pattern. I did have to size it up, but it's a great tank. It has been reviewed. Kwik Sew no. 2759
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Date: 5/20/13 7:43 AM

I am working on the Sorbetto but I get so tired of having to size up and fba patterns. 7yrstitch - I love shoulder princess and will definitely take a look at that one.

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Date: 5/20/13 8:44 AM

I just recently bought KwikSew 3710 (on sale) thinking that view B would be ideal cut down to as a camisole. It comes in sizes 1X-2X-3X-4X. Which, if you use your upper bust measurement, should be big enough for a RTW 22. (I think).

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Date: 5/20/13 9:56 PM

Forgot about this one, Vogue Options 2218

I used to rely on very nice knit shells in natural fibers. They seem to have disappeared from the stores I shop at. I have had to replace that wardrobe staple with shells and tanks which is why I now have patterns for that category.

Shells, tanks, camisoles are such great items for small amounts of splurge fabrics. And, print remnants can be used for fronts and paired with solid backs.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:26 PM

That is a great idea. I never wear a cami by itself in public. I always use it for a layering piece. Thanks for the tip.

I also picked up that KwikSew pattern on sale. I'm planning on making up several this summer as my current RTW ones are getting quite old and worn out. When looking at Lane Bryant for replacements I was shocked at what they were charging. No thanks, I'll try making my own.

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