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LynneCoverLV  December 28, 2013 0:34 PM
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Hi, I notice that this pattern does not go up to XL. My bust is 46 so I'm wondering if I can make the L and simply make bigger. I've never seen a pattern that did not have an XL size.

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Pattern Runway  January 6, 2014 6:51 PM
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Hello, it is rather easy to add some more room to the dress but if you'd like to contact me ( email address on the pattern) I do have a larger version that I can email through to you! :)

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LynneCoverLV  January 10, 2014 10:04 AM
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If it's easy to make bigger, do I just add to the side seams or do a FBA by cutting the pattern and making bigger at the bust point?

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mtang5234232  June 18, 2013 10:41 AM
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Where can I find a view of the back and the yardage requirements? I saw the Q & A re: using medium weight linen, Is this pattern made for woven or knit fabric? I gather that a lightweight woven is suggested to achieve drapability?

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Pattern Runway  June 20, 2013 11:54 PM
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Hello, You can view the back of the dress on the 2nd image included in the listing, and there is also uploaded the front page of the pattern that includes the Yardage although its very hard to see because of the processing that craftsy does so here are the yardage requirements:

*Narrow Fabrics: 115cm / 45
Size: XXS-XS-S - M= 1.7m / 67"
Size: L = 2.4m / 95"

*Wide Fabrics: 140cm / 60
Size: XXS-XS-S= 1.4m / 56"
Size: M-L= 1.5m / 60"

This pattern is made for lightweight wovens with a little bit of drape works the best. Thanks for your question!

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grannyfau1102743  December 10, 2012 1:26 PM
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i foun several patterns i would liike to order fut i can figure out how to order i just get so far with my order and i cant finish it i'm sorry i just dont understand how to complete the order.
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Pattern Runway  February 17, 2013 3:30 PM
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Hello Gladys,

So sorry to hear that you are finding it difficult! Maybe email help@craftsy.com and ask them for help as Im not quite sure of the process myself! xxx

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Davonte  May 7, 2012 11:54 AM
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Hello, I made the Kimono Dress but my back bodice did not come out correctly. The problem I had was installing the back facing. I wasn't sure if I was to sew completely around or sew down and sew down on the opposite side. I hope this makes sense. The bottom of the opening was not flat.

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Davonte  May 7, 2012 11:55 AM
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Is there a way to make this dress with a round neck without the keyhole?

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Pattern Runway  May 15, 2012 9:07 PM
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Hello, sorry I didn't realise that there were comments waiting for me! I think i understand what you mean, did you check out the "How to" on my blog?:
http://www.patternrunway.com/2011/06/how-to-sew-easy-kimono-short-sleeved.html
When sewing the facing to the the back bodice, its really important to have marked the notches correctly and to clip into the seam allowance at the notches, as this allows the seam allowances to be able to turn either way.

So when sewing the facing to the back bodice, ( after sewing the facing pieces together, from the notch down) you match up the seam allowances, turning the seam allowances out and stitch until the seams. Then repeat for the other side. The pattern pieces match up perfectly, but you do need to have notched and then clipped correctly into the seam allowances, for it all to lie flat and play nice.

hope that helps, :)

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Davonte  May 7, 2012 11:55 AM
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Is there a way to make this dress with a round neck without the keyhole?

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Pattern Runway  May 15, 2012 9:08 PM
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Yes, you can omit the back keyhole if you would prefer, the neckline is wide enough to slip over the head. You will need to draft a new back neck facing though, ( eliminate the seam allowance on the CB seam, and trim off the lower part.)
:)

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6or8or12  June 21, 2012 9:33 AM
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Would this pattern look ok using a medium weight linen? Or would lightweight be best?

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Pattern Runway  June 23, 2012 11:12 PM
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Hello,

While you could use a medium weight linen, it will change the look of the dress slightly as it won't drape.
Thanks for your question.

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MaryJZ  August 11, 2012 6:28 AM
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I would love to turn this into a jumpsuit. Any advice?

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Pattern Runway  August 11, 2012 9:47 PM
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Hello, ooh that would look rather good! Its a bit tricky though as you will need to construct the legs pattern. Easiest way would be to find a very simple elastic waist or drawstring pants/shorts pattern that fits you and then adapt the sides seams to fit that of the bodice, you may need to add extra length on the shorts/rise for comfort and style. I would suggest that you mock up a toile first!

hope that helps and if you do make one I'd love to see it, or upload a photo on the Pattern Runway Flickr Group,

Easy Short Sleeved Kimono Dress Pattern