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The simple dress pattern

Postby Fairfax » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Well, it's in the first stages, and is looking ok, my teenage son has been graceful and forgiving, every time I ask him to put it on to see how it looks, the cat has taken to sleeping on the off cuts, the pattern is amazingly simple (even for me), I haven't needed to use the Duck tape, glue of staples once. I've half lined it as I think full lining will make it even heavier and i will be wearing a shift underneath. Next question, does the hem have to be sewn up as I did a bit and it spoiled the hang of the dress, if I don't need to sew it is it ok just to leave it blind as long as the wool doesn't fray?



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Re: The simple dress pattern

Postby Fairfax » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:43 pm

D*mn & Blast, everything is fine except I've made the neck far to wide,big, so it's almost on the shoulder, can't take it in or put a centre seam as It will be too small, any ideas? or can I make a wimple that has the material going over the neck collar etc. and pin it to that just to keep it up?



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Re: The simple dress pattern

Postby Drachelis » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:23 pm

Cut a contrast band / circle that will sit above the neckline giving a smaller neck opening and higher neckline.

When cutting this out cut the fabric on the bias -it sits better.

The other thing you could do is to take up the shoulder seams which will narrow the opening

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Re: The simple dress pattern

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:29 pm

If you have room left in your bodice block, still, see the advice I gave here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20297 which allows you to get a greater reduction.


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