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SheriF
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Date: 5/29/12 1:17 PM

I just finished Butterick 5755 sun dress. It is a cute dress and very easy to sew up, but certainly not flattering to my rectangle shape.

I am a RTW size 14. I'm 5'4". Can anyone recommend something in a sun dress that would suit my shape? I'll definitely wear this one (around the house!) because it's comfortable, but I'd like to make some things to wear out.

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Date: 5/29/12 2:57 PM

This is not my body shape but I find this style blog very interesting:

Inside Out Style : H shape posts

Does this look like you?



Because Imogen recommends the following styles:



Isn't that dress on the left soooo cute?

All content is from the blog linked to above. Good luck!

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Date: 5/29/12 6:47 PM

I'm 5' 3.5" and totally an H shape. Here are two that have worked well for me: M6074 and S3803..
Good luck!

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Date: 5/29/12 6:52 PM

Oh, now I need to make both of those! I'm an H shape too, but 5 7. These would work very well for me, so thanks for posting! This will be a great thread to follow.

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Date: 5/30/12 1:14 AM

I have 6073 hanging to be hemmed. Don't make the cap sleeve, it looks wierd. Mine's all sewn in, so I folded it up to the shoulder seam and tacked it down. it looks so much better.

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Date: 5/30/12 6:39 AM

There's a thread right now in the plus forum, I think, about styles that suit a "brick" shape (it has brick in the title)--you might check that out; lots of great suggestions.

What about a sheath? I'm 5'4", too, and have been a size 14--but am way too hourglass to wear a sheath. However, I have fallen in love with this gorgeous thing at Soft Surroundings. Maybe something like that?

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Date: 5/30/12 7:41 AM

As a rectangle, I avoid everything that has something going on horizontally at my waist (ex : the dress you've just made, or the ubiquitous sundresses with fitted top and full skirt). It only emphasizes the lack of "hourglass"-ness.

I like drapey dresses that have overall rectangle shapes but some definition provided by details either above waist or at the high hip. Details can be : ruching, belts or blousoning elasticated "waist"bands.
When I do waistband, I used contoured or "pointy" as in S3803 (see schmammy post).

Bottom line : no vertical straight line at my "real" waist !

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Date: 5/30/12 7:55 AM

Thank you so much for referring me to this blog. I really needed to know the "dos and don'ts" on the H shape. This is very helpful. I have to let go of some styles I admire if I want to have sewing success.

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Date: 5/30/12 7:56 AM

I'm getting both of these! Thanks for your suggestions.

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Date: 5/30/12 7:59 AM

I love a shealth, and I've made dozens. This is my go to style that doesn't let me down. But I want to branch out for the summer. I want something strappy. I want a jumbsuit. I want rompers. What I really want is a waist!

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