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Upsized Sundress

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Blue & White Sundress

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Cute, Retro / Vintage, Classic
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What materials did you use? Blue and white striped cotton

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What are you most proud of? I now have the perfect pattern for me in a style I just could find in a commercial pattern. I have adjusted the pattern as I went so I can make it anytime without fitting through the process too much.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure that your drafted pattern is symmetrical. Where there are darts or pleats, only completely undo one side until you can mark dart legs or pleat directions. As you unpick the dress, take note of the construction order, so you know the sewing order.

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I really like this too. The wide band helps to narrow the waist I think. At least it used to on me. I haven't worn anything fitted in a long time. I may just have to try it again.

05/06/2014 Flag

hi great pattern. is this available in size 22 please do you know, only reason is I ot bigger boobs but could alter the rest to fit.

05/31/2014 Flag

I like this look.

06/25/2014 Flag

Hi Sarah, Great project. What pattern did you start with?

09/09/2014 Flag

Never mind, I see that you recreated it from a dress.

09/09/2014 Flag

One more question Sarah, is the bodice crossed (2 pieces) or just gathered at each bust (1 piece)?

09/17/2014 Flag

What pattern did you make this by?

02/25/2015 Flag