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Posted by: Virginia

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Posted on: 9/26/04 2:03 PM
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Two great skirt patterns I have hide a protruding stomach. One is the half circle shape. It an old Simplicity dress pattern #9894. Check your old patterns.
But the current one is McCalls #4167. The way they hang, and the A-line helps hide the stomach. At 61 yrs I'm putting on weight.
I'm making a dressy outfit for a wedding, Vogue V7822 but I using the McCalls skirt pattern to go with it. I found a teal green Georgette material and I'm using the wrong side so it won't be too dressy for other occasions.

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Virginia said... (3/19/05 10:53 AM) Reply
I suggest you go to a thrift store and look for an older half circle or 1/3 circle type skirt pattern if you cannot find it. When I cut out the vintage pattern I saw that the fullness of the skirt hid my stomach. When I took the Fashion Apparel Class at our college she showed slimming lines: The "T" line, the Hour Glass, and the Column. I Lightly pad my shoulders to make the waist appear smaller, and flair the skirt. It works! I wear blouses outside like the weskit type or Princess cut. Hope this helps. Virginia
Jayme girl said... (3/16/05 8:54 AM) Reply
Ifound when cutting a skirt I leave all seams as is But in the center front I round it out about 3/4 inch higher It helps from the skirt pulling up at the bottom
SewVeryTall said... (1/4/05 3:42 AM) Reply
Deady...I just checked the McCall's online site and 4167 didn't show up. It must be out of print now.
Deady said... (1/1/05 4:28 PM) Reply
Where can one find this McCall's pattern #4167 please??
Everyday Sewist said... (10/12/04 10:28 AM) Reply
I've had a belly all my life, even when I was very young and thin--I didn't have to age to get it! :P I agree, a-lines are great. And for dresses, empire waist styles are my favorite.
mapatterson said... (10/10/04 3:25 PM) Reply
Thank you. I got a belly for my 40th birthday and have been trying to hide it ever since. Your suggestion should go a long way in helping me do just that.
2smiley said... (10/3/04 0:06 AM) Reply
Virginia, Love your hint. So many of us develop the hide the tummy syndrome. Been trying to hide mine for years. Any more good tummy hiding tips?
BillieJean said... (10/2/04 9:43 AM) Reply
More info on the circle shape would be help- ful.
DonnaMeeks said... (9/27/04 5:24 PM) Reply
I must try this skirt! Thanks for sharing the info.
Barbara J said... (9/27/04 3:49 AM) Reply
Thanks Virginia, any tummy hiding pattern is of interest to me. I love teal green.
Loreli said... (9/27/04 2:17 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip Virginia! I am always looking for ways to hide my protruding stomach. Your outfit sounds great.
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