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Pattern Reviews> Christine Jonson> 526 (Wrap Dress)

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Reviewed by:Timmithea
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Posted on:10/9/08 1:58 AM
Pattern Size:Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Timmithea said... (10/10/08 7:02 PM) Reply
Thanks for all the nice comments. For those thinking of trying this pattern and need to petite it-I measured from my neck to my natural waist to shorten the length, and around the breast area and waist to take it in in the bodice. Also, I shortened the sleeves to three quarter length. The skirt would have been at my ankles. I am about 5"5. If I'd left the pattern as is-it would have been long sleeves on me, long waisted, and the skirt almost to my ankles. I have to alter every pattern I use --so, I am not sure what true size is! There is a handy guide that comes with the pattern to help you make alterations if you need it. I really suggest before cutting the pattern to refigure the measurements to fit your body, draw it on to the pattern, then cut the pattern pieces out. Lay out the pieces after you make adjustments and then figure out your yardage so you don't but too much fabric.
RobinMCPA said... (10/10/08 11:31 AM) Reply
This turned out beautifully!! I also am petite and have been thinking about trying this pattern, so I appreciate the info on the sizing. I've added you to my favorite reviewers list as well!
MareeAlison said... (10/10/08 1:48 AM) Reply
Timmithea - apart from channging the bodice for petite did the pattern run true to size, ie did you choos the pattern by your measurements and it fit well? Thx.
Nancy K said... (10/9/08 5:35 PM) Reply
You look suitably glamorous in this dress!
sewtime said... (10/9/08 5:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress, love the material and it is a great fit.
Annette1 said... (10/9/08 4:39 PM) Reply
FAB-U-LOUS U in this FAB-U-LOUS dress! :o) Very flattering, indeed. :o)
Hanfaith said... (10/9/08 4:22 PM) Reply
Flattering and well made. Great job!
Amanda S. said... (10/9/08 3:59 PM) Reply
How pretty! Wrap dresses are always so flattering. Cute fabric as well.
Karendee said... (10/9/08 1:09 PM) Reply
You look wonderful in your newly constructed dress. Great choice!
Marji said... (10/9/08 9:21 AM) Reply
It is a great looking wrap.
nellc said... (10/9/08 8:10 AM) Reply
Lovely dress, it fits you so well and the fabric is gorgeous.
Kbenco said... (10/9/08 7:48 AM) Reply
That heart fabric is gorgeous, your dress looks fabulous and really makes the most of the print. I love it!
Caitycat said... (10/9/08 7:16 AM) Reply
This looks FANTABULOUS on you! Lovely to see the collared long sleeved version made up.
Lori V said... (10/9/08 7:11 AM) Reply
Great looking dress.
RuthieSews said... (10/9/08 6:37 AM) Reply
Lovely dress.
shesflipped said... (10/9/08 6:12 AM) Reply
This dress looks fantastic on you! Thanks for sharing your dress and great review, too.
Kitty Couture said... (10/9/08 2:49 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress! Love the fabric.
senaSews said... (10/9/08 2:44 AM) Reply
Nice dress. The fabric is super cute!
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