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Wear Everywhere easy knit dress

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Wear Everywhere easy knit dress
Wear Everywhere easy knit dress
Wear Everywhere easy knit dress
Wear Everywhere easy knit dress

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abhough2499790    November 17, 2014
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Deby, I made up your dress in a black and white print and it turned out so well. So comfy!I had a lady stop me in the street and say "what a lovely dress". That's certainly never happened to me before!thank you for a great pattern, I'll be trying your others for sure. Alison

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Deby Coles  November 17, 2014
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Yay - that is awesome! Now I really want to see it for myself. Can you load up your completed project here so we can all see your great dress? I've had it happen to me a few times, this dress and others and it makes me feel so good to say that I made it myself. Very well done to you Alison.

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Angela Bowens    October 22, 2014
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thanks for the free pattern! what are the sizes and how do I print it out to be big? when I printed the pattern it came out small.

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Deby Coles  October 23, 2014
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Hi Angela. If you open the PDF for the instructions, inside is the sizing chart and also full instructions on how to print the pattern. If you need more help you will find my email address inside there too, so you can drop me a line.

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creativegal    October 18, 2014
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Thank you! I have been looking for this exact pattern for several years. I am extremely appreciative of the free pattern.

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Deby Coles  October 19, 2014
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I hope it turns out well for you. I appreciate you taking the time to say thanks - makes my day!

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Mary T. Phelan    October 16, 2014
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anxious to make this cute dress!..What knit specifically would you recommend..I know you said "medium" but saw one completed project of somebody who did not use the correct knit and it resulted in a very poor fit and droopy appearance...the others looked great!!

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Deby Coles  October 16, 2014
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My blue version is an ITY knit and the black and white is a rayon blend I think. You do need more of a medium weight really. Something very thin, stretchy and loose, can create the sort of droopy look you mention, although some of that may also be a fitting issue too. In some ways, fitting with knits can be more complicated because if I cut a pattern in one size and make it with an ITY it might fit fine, but then make it exactly the same in a ponte knit and it might be too snug. Hope it turns out well for you.

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KRae49670    September 14, 2014
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Is it possible to make this dress with long sleeves?

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Deby Coles  September 14, 2014
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Absolutely. Just extend the end of the sleeves however long you want them, by following the line on a few extra inches.

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Naddy Maddox    September 13, 2014
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I downloaded the pattern on my Samsung Tab 3 . But cant open file . Help

But tt dress look absolutely pretty !!

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Deby Coles  September 14, 2014
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Hi Naddy, if you look through all the other comments, you'll see a link to a page on my site where you can hopefully find the answers to all of your problems with downloading, opening and printing patterns. If you go here, this should sort it out, but if not, drop me an email via the site.
http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/

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gzlouise    September 12, 2014
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How may I download this? I do not have power point

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Deby Coles  September 12, 2014
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You do not need Powerpoint to download sewing patterns, that is a slideshow and presentation software. If you take a look at my article here, it shows you exactly how to download, open, read and print my patterns. http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/
I hope this helps, but if you are still stuck, please send me an email via the So Sew Easy site.

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fabriccre1735650    September 10, 2014
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I can't get the pattern to print it opens in saferi and says can't down load

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Deby Coles  September 11, 2014
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If you are opening this Zip file on a mobile device, you need an app to download and open zip files. You can download it fine on a regular computer. Here is further info on how to download, including advice for mobile users - http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/

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211ssw    August 26, 2014
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I'm not able to print the second part of this pattern. I could time but had PC restored, now using Foxit PDF reader, it uses it's own reader to setup printing and I can't tweak it the same way. Any suggestions? I think I get that it has to do with not scaling but this tries to put entire dress on 1 page! Newborns are often not that small! I'd appreciate your help-all of it!

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Deby Coles  August 26, 2014
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You'll need to download Adobe Reader, this has the printing options you need. It's free. You can read more tips here - http://so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/
Sorry, different PDF programs have different print settings.

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paolamorse    August 18, 2014
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Hi Deby! I like this dress very much!
I've tried to sew it for my sister, but I have difficulties with her measurement. Her bust (size 6) is much larger than her hip (size 4), I cut the pattern following this measurement but the resulting pattern tend to be too wide in the underarm part and in the neckline.... what can I do to make the pattern fits better for her? Thank you for your answer!

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Deby Coles  August 21, 2014
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Hi Paola, I'm happy to help you. Just drop me an email at deby@so-sew-easy.com and we can chat easier on email than here. Thanks.

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iirena    August 13, 2014
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This dress is beautiful,I can made for me...many thank for patterns......good day...Irena from Slovenija

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Deby Coles  August 14, 2014
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I'm so glad you like it Irena

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Margaret Hunt    August 2, 2014
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Thank you, Deby! Of course it helps to read the instructions. Pattern printed perfectly. Thank you!

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Deby Coles  August 3, 2014
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Ah ha ! So glad you got it sorted in out.

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mott51    August 1, 2014
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How many pages are there, so far I've gotten 9 instruction pages.

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Deby Coles  August 1, 2014
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Yes there are 9 pages to the instructions. If you have questions, please do send me an email, its really difficult to have a conversation here, and remember to come to all of my patterns every day to check all of the comments and questions. The email address is provided below and also in the instructions.

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Margaret Hunt    July 30, 2014
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I love your designs and have made several of your patterns and I want to make the Everywhere easy knit dress pattern too. However, when I download I get the directions to sew, but only 1 page for the pattern itself.

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Deby Coles  July 31, 2014
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Hi Margaret. Please check out the instructions on how to print the pattern. It does come as a single sheet and the print settings you choose tile it according to your paper size. If you are still stuck, please email me at deby@so-sew-easy.com

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Jeri Lloyd    July 19, 2014
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This pattern didn't turn out well for me, but it wasn't the fault of the pattern! The knit I chose was too lightweight and the neckline turned out way too big and floppy. I love the way the rest of the body fit, but it wasn't salvageable. I think I might give it a try with a heavier knit and modify the neck to a V.

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Deby Coles  July 19, 2014
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Don't despair! You may be able to salvage the loose neckline with some pleats that fold at the corners or from the center outwards. Failing that, cut if off just under the bust, make a new bodice and use the rest as an empire line dress. hate to see anything go to waste.

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Lilygirl81    July 7, 2014
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I've just printed the pattern to use on a fantastic knit fabric I bought at the weekend. Can I just check if the seam allowance is included or do I need to add it on?

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Deby Coles  July 7, 2014
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Seam allowances are included on this pattern, nothing to add. At the top of the sewing instructions, it gives the width, 5/8 inch (1.25cm) included as standard on all sizes. Good luck with the sewing.

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Lilygirl81  July 8, 2014
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Perfect, thank you so much

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Shay14    July 3, 2014
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It won't download through Safari for MAC IPAD...too bad, it's lovely.

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Deby Coles  July 4, 2014
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The pattern comes as a zip file to include the instructions and pattern both as separate PDF documents. It sounds like your Ipad doesn't have the right app/software to use Zip files. You can find it for free here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winzip-leading-zip-unzip-cloud/id500637987?mt=8
Hope that helps.

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Rebecca P.    July 3, 2014
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This dress is fantastic! so comfortable! I love your patterns
: D

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Deby Coles  July 4, 2014
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Thanks very much Rebecca, I hope you'll share a picture of your finished dress with us.

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dansgran24127214    June 19, 2014
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Thank you Deby. The pattern arrived and I have printed it out. Betty

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Deby Coles  June 20, 2014
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I hope the dress turns out well for you.

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needler3    June 5, 2014
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Hi Deby, I would like to make this dress but longer, to fall just below the knee. I'm size 3 and 5ft 5in. Would 2 yards of material be enough?

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Deby Coles  June 5, 2014
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Providing your fabric is wide enough to be able to get both pieces of the dress cut out next to each other, then the length of fabric you will need will be the total length from your shoulder to the hemline, plus a few inches for your seam allowance. If you have a very narrow fabric and can only cut one piece from the width, then you'll need twice as much. Hope this helps.

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needler3  June 6, 2014
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Thanks!

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dolores.d1400905293    May 8, 2014
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How would I go about making this sleeveless?

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Deby Coles  May 8, 2014
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I don't this this dress adapts well to a sleeveless version because of the nature of the wide sleeves. If you simply cut them off at the shoulder, the armhole and shape would be all wrong. Better to try a different pattern if you want a sleeveless dress.

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tiffany.t1753527    May 5, 2014
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I was wondering if you had any tips on enlarging this pattern for larger clothing sizes.

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Deby Coles  May 6, 2014
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Tiffany, if you look at the way the existing sizes increase, then you should be able to follow the same increases and draw the pattern a little larger around the outside. But, as we get larger, our proportions change so its not the perfect solution. For example, just because a person has wider hips, it doesn't mean they necessarily have wider shoulders. Test it out on some cheap remnant fabric and refine the fit before cutting your good fabric.

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juliehick3743382    May 2, 2014
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the pattern wants to print on one page even though i have it set at actual size to print

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Deby Coles  May 2, 2014
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Julie, if you read the instructions that come with the pattern, it shows you there how to print so it will fit to whatever paper size you are using. There is a screen print too, to help. If you can't figure it out, please send me an email to deby@so-sew-easy.com and I'll be happy to help.

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juliehick3743382  May 9, 2014
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Thank you I have sorted it out.

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Myj698    April 6, 2014
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Dress and pattern turned out great. I had trouble printing the pattern but when I followed the directions in "how to download my patterns" I realize that when you chose poster print, I separated the pattern and printed all the pieces. Putting it together was another thing all together. LOL

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