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Date: 1/16/14 5:40 PM

I have completed a muslin (in knit) of V8379. The pattern is as wonderful as everyone says. My problem is two-fold. (1) My fabric will be stretchy and will weight the bodice down. I have added stretch elastic to the skirt and widened the belt, both have helped slightly.
(2) I would like to reduce the circumference of the skirt to create less bulk at the hem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Tina Lou
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Date: 1/17/14 12:36 PM

Hi Sunshine ~ I looked back through just a few pattern reviews; Jessimaka details how she accomplished this in her review on 3/3/13. "I removed 36" from the skirt sweep. I slashed from the hem to the waist line 4 times on the front and 3 in the back and overlapped the sections decreased the fullness. I then altered the cutting layout to save fabric. I also cut the back skirt on the fold." I've bookmarked her review for the same reason.

Good luck!

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In reply to Tina Lou

Date: 1/17/14 3:51 PM

Thank you so much for the great detective work in finding the review. I will definitely use that technique the next time I sew this pattern.



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