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Patterns for apple body shapes
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Date: 9/14/10 3:14 PM

Hello All,

Can anyone recommend some tnt patterns for "apple" body shapes? I realize that there are mixed feelings about that label, but it applies to me! Thin, long limbs with short torso that tends to absorb the extra donuts I eat.

Thanks in advance for your help!

-Jane

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Date: 9/14/10 5:16 PM

I find that Sandra Betzina's line in Vogue is drafted more for the apple. I'm a pear, and all of her stuff I've tried were wadders. She uses her own measurement chart that has a larger waist allowance. Her instructions are well-written, I'm just the wrong shape for her garments.

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Date: 9/15/10 12:05 PM

Just chiming in to say I'm a pearish hourglass and I found the same thing with her patterns!

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Date: 9/15/10 12:50 PM

I'm a quasi-apple, not quite an apple but yet not an hourglass. I like Imogen's descriptions on her blog of shapes. Based on her descriptions I'm an 8/H. I carry my weight in my high hip.

Here's a link to her blog Inside Out Style

And here's one of my favorite TNT patterns Review

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http://kimsewsilly.blogspot.com/

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Date: 9/15/10 7:39 PM

I'm also a "thin apple" (waist 2-3 sizes larger than the hip and bust measurements). I'm also short through the body. I've found I ended up petiting (removing height) from the bodice of a couple of patterns. In others, I end up grading up a size between hip and waist. Chosing lower-rise skirt/pants patterns makes fitting this shape easier, too---I've had really good results with the Jalie 2908 jeans.

I tend to gravitate towards either empire or dropped waists, both in patterns and regular clothes... they seem a bit more forgiving of the not-so-hourglass shape.
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