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What's the quickest TNT dress you ever whipped up?
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Date: 6/6/13 4:02 PM

I'm hovering in the pattern size 20-22 right now and have been putting off making or buying anything for myself because I have so much sewing to do for customers. Now I'm in a big bind. I'm transitioning from working a full-time job and then working on my sewing business after that to working part time so I can spend more time on the business.

After months of no action, I have 2 interviews scheduled for next week and nothing to wear. One of them pretty much requires a dress. (A friend works there and says that's what the woman in the position now wears most of the time. She said very specifically not to wear pants.)

What is the quickest, most fuss-free dress you've ever sewn? And it has to be office appropriate.

Thanks for the input. I know you all will have great ideas for me!

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Barbara
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Date: 6/6/13 4:11 PM

What about Butterick 5898 wrap dress? I think wraps are flattering on any body shape. Butterick are on sale now too.
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Date: 6/6/13 5:13 PM

Butterick 5862 another nice wrap
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Date: 6/6/13 8:08 PM

Diary of a Sewing Fanatic sews lots of dresses for work. Her choices are always very simple and elegant looking.

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Marilyn

January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 6/7/13 7:32 AM

Thanks, but I have always found wrap dresses to be a fitting nightmare for me. There is always something wrong about the angle of the front. I don't have time for a muslin. I've got to put this together at top speed. I will check the reviews on these two, though.

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Barbara
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Date: 6/7/13 7:55 AM

What is your body type? You may want to do a sleeveless sheath, either straight or a line with a jacket or cardigan. The jacket/cardi will help you look more professional.

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Date: 6/7/13 8:15 AM

Vogue 8379

It was best pattern and has a lot of good reviews

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Date: 6/7/13 8:23 AM

vogue 8665 or 1250?

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Date: 6/7/13 9:09 AM

Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and buy RTW. Think of it as an investment?

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Date: 6/7/13 9:30 AM

I would make a simple sheath-type dress and wear a jacket over it. Something like Dress would be a good option. Use the optional front and back vertical darts for a good fit. It wouldn't take long to make - I've got a similar pattern (OOP) that I can put together quickly.

Good luck with the interviews.

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Judie

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