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How diffficult to change this to Size 12?
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Date: 2/27/13 5:19 PM

I just looked at his pattern and really like it. I am fond of sweetheart necklines and it looks like it would be a comfortable and flattering style for summer.
However, it is a plus size pattern and I need about a size 12.
I have never made any changes that drastic, but I might be able to figure it out and trace a new pattern.
Any advice?

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Bernina 1230 Bernette 007D
Brother CS6000i Brother 2340 CV
New Home L372
Singer 221K (off white)
U.S Blindstitch, Model SL 718/2D
Simplicity SE2
Brother 700II

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Date: 2/27/13 6:26 PM

Hey Marti, it depends on your overall size. Burda patterns are quite generous and the plus-sized ones especially - more than the usual Big 4. So if you are an A-cup size 12, this is probably NOT the pattern for you. However a C-cup 12 would probably work to size it down from an 18.

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Date: 2/27/13 8:14 PM

Thanks for your response. No, I am a B cup 36, with high bust 34", and I am 5'1" so I guess it wouldn't work. I looked through the other pattern companies but couldn't find anything similar.
I did find this interesting article, so if I see a similar dress I can draft the sweetheart neckline using her method.
Thanks again!
http://3hourspast.com/2012/04/07/at-long-last-how-to-mess-around-with-a-neckline-without-getting-burned/

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MartiP

Ruckertt's Law; There is nothing so small that it can't be blown out of proportion.

Bernina 1230 Bernette 007D
Brother CS6000i Brother 2340 CV
New Home L372
Singer 221K (off white)
U.S Blindstitch, Model SL 718/2D
Simplicity SE2
Brother 700II

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