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Butterfly perfect fit dress

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Sew the Perfect Fit taught by Lynda Maynard

Fit specialist Lynda Maynard works with three real women and shows you how to customize any pattern to your unique shape. You won't believe how easy it is and how well it works!

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Satin butterfly print with sparkles and a pale blue pongee lining.

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What are you most proud of? The fit isn't too bad - my next one will be perfect. I learned a lot from the course. I think next time I will make a further adjustment on the bust, lower the under bust dart a little more, angle the side dart. I made a very nice finish on the inside of the dress with a full by machine lining and a hand-sewn hem with some pretty blue hemming lace. My invisible zip worked out perfectly. I was a bit disappointed I didn't have enough fabric to get a good pattern match on the back of the dress

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? A fitting buddy is nice to have but not essential. Once you have got your basic pattern and fit from this course, you can use it for all of your dress projects in future to make sure you cut the right size to start with - it's going to make fitting all my future projects so much easier. The finished dress isn't quite my style but the course has been invaluable. Thank you so much Linda. You can find my full course review including all of my step by step muslin adjustments etc over on So Sew Easy at There is also a chance to WIN the Sew the Perfect Fit Course on the blog!

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Lovely job!

11/16/2013 Flag

Beautiful, really does fit well

11/16/2013 Flag

Everything about this is perfect for you. Great fit. Well done!

12/30/2013 Flag

Awesome dress!

09/12/2014 Flag

Beautiful dress...great job. ..perfect fit..

10/27/2014 Flag