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Date: 5/29/14 6:48 PM

Ok I know a lot of you may think I'm crazy.... But I'm a mom that sews for her children and while most of the kids clothes are way too young and cutie looking, some ( a very few) I could see wearing.... Classic kind of out to church kind of junior league looking.... But I've never attempted to make an adult sized pattern out of a child's sized patter.... Has anyone out there ever attempted this? Just wondering....
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Date: 5/29/14 7:45 PM

I think it would be easier finding a similar adult pattern and modifying it. If you post pictures or link to some of the children's styles you like it's probable that somebody will be able to suggest a similar style in women's sizes.

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Date: 5/30/14 1:07 AM

Actually, a lot of Lagenlook are much like traditional little girls patterns, minus the bows at the back and with asymmetric hemlines. Especially the Japanese ones, as they don't even have the asymmetric hems!

The first few times I made these kind of dresses I thought, "OMG, I'm wearing the dress of a three-year-old"' but I'm used to it now.

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Date: 6/1/14 12:28 PM

Pre-teen figures are quite different. The typical bodice on a 3yr old classic dress pattern has, of course, no bust dart, narrow shoulders, and an allowance for tum space.

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Date: 6/1/14 4:59 PM

There are a lot of dress patterns now that to me are such classic silhouettes that they could be for adults or girls. Things like simple shift dresses, or dresses with full or flared skirts.

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