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Posted on:8/4/11 3:27 PM
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margk said...
So sorry to hear this didn't work for you. I have the pattern ready to go but haven't tried it yet. And, yes, so many people love this pattern. Thanks for the review.
8/4/11 4:52 PM
michellep74 said...
Sorry to hear this didn't work for you. Can you tell us a little bit more about your shape? (Slim, pear, etc?) That would be helpful to others reading this review to evaluate whether this might work for them or not.
8/4/11 5:39 PM
becca a said...
It is always so frustrating when a pattern doesn't work out. I hate when that happens.
8/5/11 10:21 AM
cousue said...
Thanks for the comments. Michellep74: I'm short, small-boned and pear shaped. I've also come to sewing fairly late in life so I want things to fit well, not just so-so. If I had a dress form that duplicated my body I might have been willing to play with this longer, but when after two muslins an experienced fitter is telling you that the pattern is going to require a lot more work it's time to give up. I'm going to try develop some patterns from a dress pattern that the teacher and I made after copying and refining an old dress of mine. I'm also planning on making a sloper. Colette Patterns was having a promotion and I wrote the teacher about certain patterns. I've met with her four or five times, so she knows my body. I wanted her objectivity because it's a waste of time to save money with a discount if I'm going to spend loads more in time and money making it wearable. She recommended I stay away from everything but an A-line skirt pattern I had looked at. She said she'd spoken to other colleagues who'd worked with Colette Patterns and the fit issues I had were not uncommon. This is all part of the sewing process, I guess. becca: Yes, it's especially frustrating when a supposedly very simple pattern doesn't work out. As noted, the sewing would have been easy.
8/8/11 11:12 AM
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