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Pattern Review 5/27/13 5:07 PM
McCall's - 6551 Misses' Dresses and Belt
*Edited 5/27 to add a picture of the back of the dress* Pattern Description: Loose-fitting shift dress. Pattern Sizing: Sized as X-Small(4-6) to XX-Large(24-26). I cut an X-Small even though I typically take Size 8 in Big 4, because the finished garment measurements said that X-Small was 36" aro... more...
Pattern Review 5/20/13 2:13 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8723 Misses' DressVery Easy Vogue
Pattern Sizing: I cut out a straight Size 8, A cup, and didn't do any additional fitting. I'm a bit long in the shoulder so I used up all of the extra length built into the shoulder strap. The dress fit pretty well for straight-out-of-the-box. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern env... more...
Pattern Review 8/27/12 6:43 PM
Simplicity - 2406 Misses Dresses
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8, following my bust measurement. I wasn't sure if the massive ease in the chest would look ok, but I figured it would be easy to take in the sides if it turned out badly, so I just went with it. As it turned out, the ease is actually just fine, and I didn't have to al... more...
Pattern Review 8/28/12 9:24 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1236 Misses' Dress and Belt
Pattern Sizing: I cut a Size 8 according to my bust measurement of 31.5". The dress mostly fit very well, except that the soft pleats at the neck created a tad more volume in the chest area than my barely-A-cups could convincingly fill. This created a little bit of a problem since, to make the che... more...
Pattern Review 8/20/12 1:32 PM
Butterick - 5351
Pattern Description: Spaghetti strap or strapless dresses. I chose View B, but omitted the pockets, and added piping between the band and the bodice. Pattern Sizing: I chose size 8, based on the finished garment bust measurement of 34", which would give me about 2 inches ease, which seemed appropr... more...

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