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Posted on:2/7/12 12:00 PM
Last Updated:2/7/12 12:14 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 10 people   
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mssewcrazy said... (2/10/12 8:16 PM) Reply
I found the photo with the neck alteration and it is very helpful. I like your method of filling in the shoulder area. Thanks for showing how you fixed that area on the pattern.
4u2cme said... (2/9/12 11:17 AM) Reply
@mssewcrazy - I loaded the photo to flicker. Clicking on the image above will take you to my flicker account.
mssewcrazy said... (2/8/12 9:48 PM) Reply
Thanks for the neck info-I am getting much braver with the pencil in the neck area when tracing. I hate it when the neck area feels as if a strap or worse will show if I move. Great that you were able to get a dress as a variation of the top.
bananaoil said... (2/8/12 8:16 PM) Reply
The dress looks very good on you and the color is great.
rebe said... (2/8/12 7:42 PM) Reply
Beautiful Dress. You did a GREAT Job!!!!
4u2cme said... (2/8/12 2:36 PM) Reply
Thank you all for taking time to read & comment on my dress. @mssewcrazy - I added 2.5" to front & back neck line to bring it closer to my neck. You will have to add to the back also so your pieces match when you sew the shoulder seam. I'll add a photo to my blog for you. I should have it uploaded by tomorrow morning.
Sassy T said... (2/8/12 8:26 AM) Reply
You look the business. You look so relaxed and cool in it. Great job.
mssewcrazy said... (2/8/12 8:25 AM) Reply
Great idea to turn that into a dress. I have the narrow shoulder thing going on as well. When you say you added 2.5 inches to the neck did you add all the way around or only at the shoulders or just the front. It looks as if you took care of the bra strap showing thing and the neck looks good. I always struggle with the neck area being too open that's always my weak spot in pattern alterations for me.
BeaJay said... (2/8/12 1:48 AM) Reply
Love that you have turned this into a dress. Wouldn't have thought of that. Great job.
cmarie12 said... (2/7/12 9:03 PM) Reply
I love that you lengthened this and got such a wonderful dress!
sewmytime said... (2/7/12 6:00 PM) Reply
Puppy said... (2/7/12 5:14 PM) Reply
Very stylish, flattering and classy.
sewrelax said... (2/7/12 2:00 PM) Reply
A good job. We all need a quick success.
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (2/7/12 12:56 PM) Reply
It's a great looking trendy dress. Love that red!
EastwoodFan said... (2/7/12 12:39 PM) Reply
Looks like a great pattern. You did a nice job of extending a blouse pattern to a dress pattern. Love the choice of fabric too. Perfect red dress!
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