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Grading Day Dress

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Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design taught by Barbara Deckert

Plus-size women deserve cute clothes! Learn how to make comfortable and flattering garments with Barbara Deckert, author of Sewing for Plus Sizes.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Cute
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What materials did you use? McCall's M6956

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What are you most proud of? That it turned out so cute and fits!I made View B but found we needed more support in the bust area so added 1.5 inch straps. I also added the black band for across the top of the bodice and added the belt from view C but made it a bit narrower. I made the dress in size 16 for the bust and did a fba up to a D cup. I thenadjusted from there down to about a size 22-24.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern says self lined bra, but we needed a strapless bra for proper support. If you can't find a matching zipper, just change to an invisible one!

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This looks fabulous

07/31/2014 Flag

Beautiful fit, lovely choices.

08/08/2014 Flag

So beautiful, and fits perfectly

08/23/2014 Flag

This is awesome! What a great job!

05/21/2015 Flag

Just simply wow.

06/12/2016 Flag