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dress that fits -front

Created in this Craftsy Course

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Classic
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What materials did you use? Rayon blend knit fabric

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What are you most proud of? The garment actually fits me

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Thank you! I had to do the full bust adjustment per Linda's instructions. In the past I always adjusted my patterns by adding some length to the torso before cutting out the fabric. I learned from this class that the adjustment needed to be made to the bust instead. Wish I had learned this many years ago. I have been sewing for a lot of years off and on.

09/18/2013 Flag

The dress looks perfect! Nice job!

09/19/2013 Flag

I hope my dress looks as nice as yours when it is done! I had almost given up on sewing dresses by the time I had a D cup (1 cup size increase with each child! I'd lose the weight, but never the larger bosom!) I've always had to add a total of 2.5" to the torso of almost any pattern. But now I add 1.5" well below the bust, and do the full bust adjustment instead. Much better results! All dresses, RTW or made from patterns, ALWAYS have waists that are too high for me. And that looks ridiculous.

11/10/2013 Flag

Lays really nicely. Well done!

11/16/2013 Flag

You really nailed it! That dress fits you perfectly. Very well done!

12/30/2013 Flag