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Reviewed by:princessjuju

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Posted on:9/9/13 11:31 PM
Last Updated:9/11/13 11:04 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   
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trinicity said... (9/12/13 2:29 PM) Reply
such a cute top, nice print
sewingcanary said... (9/11/13 8:03 PM) Reply
Checked out your blog. Yes, its a nice idea to have belt attached! They did a lot of RTW dresses like that back in the 70s and 80s. If you want to slim it down, rather than just taking in the side - which is what most would do - youd be better to slit or fold long sort of darts on your pattern. The bust looks like it fits nicely, so do them so they taper to an inch or so below your bust apex. If you can, try to do their lines proportionally -- if, say, your bust apex is half way between centreline and seamline, then the bottom fold would also be half way. Youd be better to do a few rather than to remove a large amount in one place. If you did, say, three on each side, the centre one would be lined up under the apex. Keep the others a few inches apart. Your pattern wont lie flat but smoosh it around as best you can. This way, the bust would remain the same and some of the front extra will be removed. If you like a folded, pleat look under the belt, you could arrange the fabric the way you want it to be under the belt, pin it and stitch it from the back. Id use a hand herringbone stitch as it would barely show on front and would give with movement. Also, if you always plan to wear the belt, you could run a loose gathering stitch at waistline, adjust the gathers and sew a narrow elastic underneath. Nice dress and top. Thanks for the tip about bias in the armhole.
persevering said... (9/10/13 10:46 AM) Reply
Thanks for your review. Congratulations on sewing your lovely tunic and dress!
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