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Reviewed by:BeaJay
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Posted on:12/23/11 2:13 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
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NevadaGrace said... (7/6/14 2:35 PM) Reply
Try a softer cotton, like cotton lawn. Using a quilting cotton makes draping difficult to impossible. You will find sewing easier if you use different fabrics. Great fit. You are very talented.
ukmuminusa said... (1/16/12 1:00 AM) Reply
Love the fabric you used, don't you just hate gravity.
BeaJay said... (12/24/11 3:19 PM) Reply
Thanks that tip sew2006. This is a great way to learn.
sew2006 said... (12/24/11 10:05 AM) Reply
Great save on the neckline. I often find these patterns have a much larger neckline than I would like and also ended up with a few BIG neckline suprises. An easy test take the facing, cut it full size on paper and hold it up to your neckline prior to cutting. For tops that don't have collars you can cut a much smaller neckline scoop, even size 10 just remember to do the same for front, back adn facings. Blend up to the shoulder size you need.
BeaJay said... (12/23/11 4:03 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tips, hints and kind words. I have some palmer pletch patterns in my ever growing stash so I shall look into it. Sounds like a good idea to take out the sleeve and cut out the shoulder. I didn't think of that. Thanks
prttynpnk said... (12/23/11 2:40 PM) Reply
Goregous fabric and major points for problem resolution- I think it's very pretty! Keep sewing!
EMSB said... (12/23/11 9:45 AM) Reply
I'm not sure what size they go up to, but the Palmer Pletsch patterns from McCalls have some great fit tips, including how to tissue fit and adjust the tissue for an FBA. It might help in your quest to learn fitting techniques. Welcome to the sewing world! You sound well on your way to some wonderful garments. Enjoy the process, it really is most of the fun. The pretty clothes are icing on the cake!
LauraM62 said... (12/23/11 9:09 AM) Reply
Good save on the top! Yep I always go by high bust measurements, the compare the full bust; I also look at the finished garment measurements to see if maybe they worked in extra ease, causing me to look at sewing it a smaller size! You have made me look at this pattern as a possible for the pattern stash! Thanks!
mssewcrazy said... (12/23/11 7:49 AM) Reply
That was a creative way to save it for at home wear with the corner darts. I have had some success with rtw by opening both shoulder seams and taking out half the sleeve to take up in the neck. The extra in the sleeve especially in knits can be eased back in fairly easy. I have had wadders with the necks too big and realized later I could have saved them if I had done a little surgery in the neck area which was the only problem area.
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