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angel4lorn
Posted 2016-10-03 5:02 PM (#91579)
Subject: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress


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Oh boy, was this a project that really tried my patience.

Lots of info here, but I'm hoping some of it can help save time to future dress makers

first - I strangely have to use an A-cup setting to get the best underbust and bust fit even though I'm a C-cup in retail bras.

My first attempt making this dress was a failure. A LOT of gaping in front neck, back neck and back arm.

sigh...

I moved some things around on my pattern making the necklines smaller and back armhole smaller. I also added a back shoulder dart which solved all my gaping.

attempt 2 was a success. my only change I'd make is dropping the armhole a quarter of an inch.

This dress is fully lined, and super comfy.

the skirt is a quarter circle skirt that I drafted on my own

Enjoy



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angel4lorn
Posted 2016-10-03 5:42 PM (#91582 - in reply to #91579)
Subject: Re: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress


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one more picture



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sewsally
Posted 2016-10-03 10:01 PM (#91583 - in reply to #91579)
Subject: Re: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress



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Love your dress.
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rebells
Posted 2016-10-04 10:28 AM (#91585 - in reply to #91579)
Subject: Re: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress


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Great job. Thanks for posting.
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angel4lorn
Posted 2016-10-04 11:51 AM (#91587 - in reply to #91579)
Subject: Re: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress


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thanks! it took me all summer to figure out the pattern - I was always too afraid and unsure to make alterations by hand. I had to do a lot of them. I made the front neck 5/8" smaller, back armhole half an inch smaller thus creating a shoulder dart, and back neck pattern 3/8" smaller to control the gaping I was getting. I was avoiding sewing many things for YEARS because I didn't know how to solve my problems.

thank god for youtube
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vickys
Posted 2016-10-06 1:43 PM (#91595 - in reply to #91587)
Subject: Re: Kitchen Utensil Retro Dress


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Awesome! You and your dress look great!!!
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