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Date: 3/28/11 9:17 PM

This is an extremely flattering dress pattern that I'm interested in making, however it calls for a knit. I was wondering from any of you that have made this dress think it could be made in a challis? I've read that if has a "generous" cut and thought this may work with a pretty navy border print challis in my stash. Thanks for any suggestions offered.

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Date: 3/29/11 0:31 AM

The pattern envelope provides the bottom width measurements. If you feel you can squeeze through this dress if it's made in a non-stretch woven, then go for it. I know that if a pattern specifically states that it's cut for a 2-way stretch knit, that's what I stick to.

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Date: 3/29/11 0:36 AM

I think the top will be fine, but be careful with the skirt, it had exactly what I needed for it to fit, and I cut it out of a knit. So you might have to add to the sideseams, as the skirt is designed to have a close fit.

Also I've read more than one review, and it looks like adding 4-6" is the norm, unless you want it to be short:)
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Date: 3/29/11 2:31 AM

I've just finished the dress in a knit and wondered the same thing as you! For the top, definitely no problem as long as you have drapy fabric, but I think you may need to make the skirt a bit wider and I was thinking of perhaps belting it instead of putting in an elastic casing. I think it could work, but test the skirt fit first. And yes the pattern skirt as drafted is short!

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Date: 3/29/11 7:33 AM

Thank you for your thoughts. I think part of what makes this dress so flattering is that it doesn't have lots of extra fabric in the skirt, hence a stream lined silhouette. I think it would ruin the look of the dress to add extra on the sides to accommodate putting it on over the head. In conclusion......I will find a suitable knit.

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