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Date: 11/24/11 0:01 AM

Much as I enjoy "window shopping" on Anthropologie, most of the things there are not aimed at women my size or shape. But I was playing around with Polyvore earlier and found a few lovely things posted by others that came from Avenue. This might be old hat to a lot of you but I'd never seen it before. There are lots of lovely flattering pieces and they are mostly shown on plus-sized models (on the slim side of plus, of course, but more realistic for those of us of well-padded dimensions). It is giving me a better idea of how some patterns I own but haven't tried might work out on me.

The neckline on this dress is so pretty. Anybody know of a similar pattern?

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Date: 11/24/11 0:30 AM

Thanks, this is a big help. I always wonder what clothes will look like with boobs in them.

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Date: 11/24/11 4:20 AM

Yes, Debby, that was my thought too! Such a difference to see boobs pushing out the fabric rather than having to imagine!

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Date: 11/24/11 7:53 AM

#DebbieS -- funny and so true

That is a pretty neckline....and it is not so low it exposes the girls. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion of a similar pattern.

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Date: 11/24/11 8:56 AM


Nice neckline.. but that necklace is way too much and hangs to low for that style neckline. Very distracting. The bracelet too chunky of a slyle for that very feminine dress too. I would want the waistband to be either a bit wider.. or placed a bit lower. Love the PINK.. And I think you could get by with the dress being hemmed a bit shorter.. sooo... you can look for patterns that have the most features of this dress without being a direct knock off and still have a fab looking garment. As its the neckline you like.. look for patterns with that neckline.. then go from there.

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Date: 11/24/11 1:15 PM

Avenue has nice stuff. I've bought clothes there before.

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Date: 11/24/11 3:54 PM

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As its the neckline you like.. look for patterns with that neckline.. then go from there.

Yep, it was just the neckline that I was asking about. I don't think I've ever seen a pattern that has that neckline but I'm sure there are some out there!
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Date: 11/24/11 7:48 PM

It reminds me of a neckline in the 02-2010 Ottobre magazine. (You can flip through the issue and see the dress on their website; I can't seem to post a picture here.) I think its dress #16. Hope this helps!

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Date: 11/24/11 9:46 PM

PMB5 has a neckline that looks like that. It's called a taj neckline.

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Date: 11/24/11 10:07 PM

How about Vogue 8664 as a starting point to make a copy of the Avenue dress. I don't know what size you use in patterns but the Vogue pattern only goes up to a size 22.

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