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grannycansew2
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Date: 5/27/13 6:35 AM

Good Morning,
I have a dear friend who is a size 5x and I have a burden for her on my heart she is about 5foot 4 and loves to go to church Now I would like to make her some new dresses.I just retired and learning to sew easy patterns. any have any suggestions on a easy pattern and what kind of faric to use I would her dress to a very cheerful and easy care fabric. thank you so much

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Date: 5/27/13 7:38 AM

Connie Crawford's Butterick line is the only one I can think of. They have several that are large enough and easy, plus they do have the lengthen and shorten line. My mother sews them and they do not require a FBA, and she is a DD.

Ponte knit is always a good choice. Easy to sew, even on a straight stitch, forgiving, wash and go and looks well for a long time.

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Date: 5/27/13 8:16 AM

I agree, Connie Crawford is good for those who need a little bit of extra room. I actually use her jeans pattern. It was very "curvy" and I had to trim it down to fit me, but I like the idea of it being made for a "woman's figure". A few of the CC patterns you might like are: 5620(this one runs very large and has been reviewed on the gallery). Also 5430 is nice.

You might want to check the Khaliah Ali line in Simplicity. She doesn't have many dresses, but does have some nice separates. Number 1938 might be a possibility.

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Date: 5/27/13 8:47 AM

Thank you so much for you help. going to look for theses today.
please wish me luck with this project. you might say God has laid this on my heart for her she is a young girl. just needs some pretty clothes again thank you both for your help

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Date: 5/27/13 8:48 AM

I agree that Connie Crawford designs for the plus sized woman. If you ever get a chance to see her at a sewing show, do visit her.

Her Patterns This gives a nice slideshow of her designs although I really wish they would show them on real plus sized ladies. Smaller women complain about the fit, but I saw a 6X model with her and they looked very nice.

Nice fit plus great fabric = a great outfit

Forgot to mention, the model I saw was wearing the Magic Dress B5049
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Date: 5/27/13 10:07 AM

I agree with the smaller women and fit. While I have, generally, the same hourglass shape my mother has, one in my size (XL) does not fit the same as one in her size (6X), B5898.

I did get mine to fit, but I had to make some adjustments, and my mother fit out of the envelope, save for alterations for a high hip and arm (and yes, I am aware it's weird that my mom and I did mother/daughter dresses). On the same token, making it for a friend of mine who is slightly larger then the 6x, as a younger woman it was an easy fix for her (she is a column). Both of their dresses look better on then mine does.

I will say that both of them did complain about the upper arm being slightly too tight as drafted, and both of them have said this about other CC patterns. I am not sure if it is that their arms are larger then average, or if it's a slim cut or if they just want it looser then it was.

The only problem I had with my friend is that the clothes don't really look like much on the envelope. She has a hard time looking at the drawing and seeing it in a different fabric or seeing how they are fashionable for a 20 something.



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Date: 5/27/13 12:51 PM

Oh yes, those horrible drawings on the CC patterns has always been a complaint of mine. The web site has real samples which help a lot.

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