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Simplicity: 1882 (Amazing Fit Dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:CosmicCaro
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Posted on:7/22/13 2:17 PM
Last Updated:9/4/13 10:46 AM

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RMJ said...
Looks great! I never would have guessed that set-in sleeves, princess seams and the invisible zipper were all new techniques for you.
7/22/13 5:52 PM
Rosalaya said...
You are right on the money Caro. This dress looks grand. Can't wait to see it in the next version in the cotton sateen. Love the way it minimizes the bust.
7/23/13 7:45 AM
yummymummy38 said...
Love the vintage vibe on you, the piping details on the fuschia make the design lines pop too
7/24/13 5:17 PM
CosmicCaro said...
Thank you all for your kind comments! I love this dress and I am working on my next one... In time for the Montreal sewists met-up this weekend I hope!
8/13/13 11:06 AM
Melwyk said...
I love this dress! Great colours on you and amazing retro vibe. I'm exactly the same height & weight as you so now I really want to try this pattern - it looks so good on you :)
8/27/13 8:40 PM
CosmicCaro said...
Thanks Melwyk!
9/4/13 10:44 AM
cleverkitty said...
Love both dresses on you!!!
9/4/13 10:58 AM
NEMDF said...
WOW. They are beautiful. I especially love the floral with piping, and your detailed descriptions of the projects. You are doing great with skill development!
9/4/13 5:45 PM
caper81 said...
Both dresses look great on you!:)
9/4/13 6:06 PM
sewingcanary said...
Nice dress! Your face shows you are pleased. Iím not 100% certain but think all of the amazing fit patterns have 1 inch side seams instead of 5/8 = something you might want to keep in mind when you use other Simplicity patterns. Wise to have chosen the D size front despite your real measurements. I looked at your blog pix. I hesitate posting this because I donít know how fussy you want to get about fit, but here goesÖ ideally the black piping along the waistline should be horizontal, as should the hem. Your side view shows them sloping. Fixing this could be achieved by raising the front waist or lowering the back or a combination of both. This could be done by inserting or removing a wedge that tapers to nothing at the side seam, thus the sides stay the same. You add length or take length out. You can see the method in some fitting books. I have a great book from the library called The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting. Iíve learned some amazing things just reading through it. Happy sewing. Your dress is so cute! I get excited about things having pockets again and this was such a cute way to handle them.
9/4/13 6:44 PM
CosmicCaro said...
Thanks you for your praises! Thank you sewingcanary, I am always on the lookout to improve my skills! However, this particular dress has the waist line marked on the pattern pieces on the lower edge (on the seam line) of the midriff for the BACK. But on the center front and side front pieces, the waist line is marked higher ; with the bottom edge of the pattern pieces dipping about 1,5 inches below the waist at center front. Since I will probably make it with another kind of skirt (pencil or circle!) your useful comment will help me raise the midriff seam at my waist then. Thank you also for the great book resources, I will see if they are available at my local library!
9/8/13 6:54 PM
CosmicCaro said...
BTW Caper81, your Nintendo costume is super!
9/8/13 6:55 PM
liliv said...
I love this color combination!
9/12/13 4:13 AM
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