Sew-Grateful Challenge Dress: Simplicity 4908

Hi all,

This is my very first attempt at a vintage pattern and also obviously my first post on Sew Retro after lurking  here for a long time.

So first an introduction: My name is Alana and I’ve been blogging over at Lazy Stitching for almost a year and a half. I’m a new Londoner having moved here a few months ago from New Zealand which I’m really enjoying (although I’m still in denial about the winter temperatures here). I’m plus-sized which leaves me spending lots of my sewing time grading patterns upwards and figuring out full bust adjustments.

Which leads me to Simplicity 4908.

This 1960’s dress was for My Happy Sewing Place’s Sew Grateful challenge using a pattern I won in a giveaway from Sewing Through the Motions. The various angles of the bodice pieces meant that even after grading and an FBA it still wouldn’t align so I wound up fudging it using pieces from other patterns (more details here). Still I’m happy it all came together in the end.

 

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10 comments… add one

  • This is really pretty! The color suits you well and you did a very nice job fitting it!

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  • I knew that would look great on you from your little croqui, and it does! LOVE the bow in the back too.

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  • The bow in the back is darling!

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  • Looks Great! Have quite the ’round’ bod my self, sometimes fudging it, is the way to the best fit!

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  • This turned out so well! The color is good too, and love the bow on the back!

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  • That colour and that shape look really awesome on you! The bow is a really great size too.

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  • You’ve made a fabulous job of it Alana, it looks great on you. And yes, like the others I love the belt at the back! x

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  • You did a great job!! I have trouble trying to make a pattern bigger, your dress fist really good, and I love that bow in the back.

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  • This is so pretty – you chose the perfect color. It’s got a bit of a Colette Patterns vibe, hasn’t it.

    I’m glad you came out of lurk mode ;) Welcome! Looking forward to seeing what you make next!

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  • Oh, you look gorgeous in that! Curvy and hot. I have a lrger body myself, so I know the difficulties of fitting.

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