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Can't find a decent pattern to alter!!!
Driving myself batty >:(
Slyvchan
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Slyvchan
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Date: 7/1/09 1:04 AM

I'd really like to try to recreate this gorgeous robe:



There's just one little problem. I have looked at nearly every possible pattern I can think of, and yet none of them are close enough to alter. I'm thinking that this, this, or thismight be a possibility, but what do you think? Thanks!

Sarah

ETA Kwik Sew patterns. Gotta love how websites are slow when you need them
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Date: 7/1/09 1:13 AM

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From what others have said, the nasty message came from Fitting Woes, NOT Misc Hot Topics or the Civility thread.

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Date: 7/1/09 8:04 AM

How about McCall's 5535?

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Date: 7/1/09 8:48 AM

This would be a good option. It has kimono sleeves but still the same silhouette: Burda top

Very cute, too, BTW!

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Subject: Cant find a decent pattern to alter!!! Date: 7/1/09 9:53 AM

Em: Somehow I totally missed that! I don't know how...thank you!

Linda: I looked at that pattern, too, but I don't think it would be fun to alter, what with the gathered shoulders and all. I may do that one, however.

Sally: I would do that one if I could figure out where to get BWOF around here XD And thank you! Someone will be selling it on Etsy, but I don't want to have to wait until it's up, only to find out that it's out of my price range!

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Date: 7/1/09 11:05 AM

All you would need to do to the McCall's pattern is place a seam at the gathered empire waist. Pinch the shoulder gathers into a dart, then move the dart to the empire waist. Do you know how to move a dart or have a book that shows you how? It's really pretty easy. Then you would probably want to move the shoulder seam back to the shoulder, also easy.

Your initial pick of B5216 would work the same way, actually I think it is your best bet.

Moving the gathers is going to be easier than converting raglan sleeves to set in sleeves in one of the comparable raglan patterns. Unless you want to use one of the raglan patterns and morph it with a blouse pattern with set-in sleeves.

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Date: 7/1/09 11:45 AM

Yes, I know how to do that. Or I could jut make a muslin, press the gathers, make a pattern from that, and so on. That would be a lot of work, howeverI don't think that I care to convert sleeves. They're hard enough to put in, and if I tried to alter them? Disaster!!!

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Date: 7/1/09 11:51 AM

I would be happy to trace the pattern and copy the instructions for you and get in the mail to you by tomorrow if that helps (I'm in California). That way you don't have to hunt down that issue(not such an easy thing to do......ask me how I know) and it wouldn't cost you anything.

Just PM me if you want me to do that and I will get it done this afternoon when I get off work.

Sally


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Subject: Cant find a decent pattern to alter!!! Date: 7/1/09 1:32 PM

I would PM you, but I don't have FoPR. Could you PM me, please? Thank you!

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Date: 7/1/09 1:49 PM

Done!

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