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Date: 5/28/13 6:21 PM

I seem to be on a constant search for a simple sheath or shift dress that would be classic and simple to wear as a staple as a garment to wear when I attend funerals. I am a petite size 14 so that may also be some of the problem that I'm having.

If there is such a pattern out there, I sure would appreciate learning of it. Thank you all once again.

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Date: 5/28/13 7:23 PM

If you don't mind going the download route rather than big4, I would suggest the Sis Boom Rebecca shift dress.

They have excellent instructions and different cutting lines you can use based on your height/ dress length you want. Also because it has a separate bodice and skirt portion, you can use the sizes you need.

Be aware that the instructions are really well written and aimed at walking a beginner through making up the pattern, which is great if you are a beginner, but will seem a bit like overkill if you've done a bit of sewing

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Date: 5/28/13 7:29 PM

Petite Plus patterns

or go to Lekala.co/Dresses, choose one you like, input your measurements (specify letter size paper, too) and within a day (usually much less) you'll get an email with a pdf file attached - a design of your choosing, customized to your measurements. The price will be in the $2 to $2.50 range. Hard to beat.

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Date: 5/28/13 8:02 PM

Burda? They have some specific petite patterns, both in the magazine and in the envelope patterns, and the drafting tends to be really good and quite adaptable to pear shapes.

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Date: 5/29/13 5:01 AM

I've had good luck with Simplicity 2648, an Amazing Fit pattern.

The pattern had specific pattern pieces with additionnal darts for "curvy" bottoms (as well as different cup sizes).

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Date: 5/29/13 7:47 AM

I have made a sheath dress several time using McCall's 6028. The pattern contains detailed instructions to tailor the fit to your shape. You can read my review and see photos of all three dresses at My Reveiw

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Date: 5/29/13 8:17 AM

I like the Style Arc Heather. You'll need to add width to to the hips but the shoulders and upper chest of Style Arc patterns tend to veer toward the narrow side, and the neckline is very flattering. I found it ran a bit short in both skirt and bodice length so there's a good chance you may not need to petite it. An additional bonus is that if you have a skirt pattern that fits well you could just use that on the bottom.

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Date: 5/29/13 9:09 AM

I LOVE that dress! thank you for posting it...have not tried this line but am going to order this one!

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Date: 5/29/13 12:22 PM

I love it too and can't believe I haven't noticed it before. Thanks for sharing!

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