I have a strange body type. I have wide hips and very narrow waist. My top size is 36 and my bottom size is 40. So it’s really hard to find a dress that really fits and flatters me. When I get such a pattern, having altered it of course, i hold on to it!
Unfortunately most of the dresses I like are summery of have no sleeves, so as to wear a shirt underneath.
Plus that, unfortunately, I can only sew by following a pattern… for the time being I hope.
Is there a way I can add sleeves to a dress that was designed with out sleeves? I mean I can find the style of sleeves I want each time by another pattern, but what kind of measurements do I have to make to make sure that my sleeve will fit in the armhole the original pattern has?
Please help me. Winter is so close and I really want dresses in my wardrobe!
This question is from almost a year ago yet Burda has yet to address it. I’m also curi…
Generation T will give you tons of ideas.
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Thanks for the reply. I thought it would be complexI I’m a big fan of the dress and I w…
It sounds as though you need either to do a sway-back adjustment, or to move some of th…
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