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I am doing the Katjusha pattern and there are no instructions on how to do the back with the elastic. If you can provide some instructions on how to the do the back or if anyone has done the dress to provide some helpful tips that you have done. It would be greatly appreciated.


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    Jul 22, 2012, 07.04 AMby pinkdaffodils

    Hi, not sure if this is completely redundant and you’ve already seen it, but I took a peek at the pattern and saw instructions on page 6 of the pattern, saying to topstitch the back bodice horizontally to form casings and then thread the elastic through them, securing with more topstitching at the edges. Again, apologies if you’ve already seen that and have a more detailed question. =/ The dress is adorable, happy sewing!

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    Jul 22, 2012, 08.19 PMby Jordan Edwards

    Thank you. That was my error. I did not see the instruction section.

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    Jul 23, 2012, 03.01 PMby Jordan Edwards

    Know I am trying to make a dummy dress. The size is 34-36 but I am bigger than this. How do I make the pattern bigger to fit me? Any suggestions. I am new to sewing.

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    Jul 23, 2012, 09.06 PMby pinkdaffodils

    If you’re relatively new to sewing, the easiest way is to get a double tracing wheel http://www.amazon.com/Clover-487-W-Double-Tracing/dp/B00292BPII/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ac_8 and this will effectively grade up the pattern to whichever size you need. I’m pretty adventurous (I’m recovering from complications of when I broke my neck so I have lots and lots of free time and like to keep myself busy by tackling new and difficult things) and I’m also fairly large busted and also like to raise the waistlines on my full skirts to flatter my ahem badonkadonk and hips more, which means that most patterns just don’t work for me without lots of adjustments. So when I find a pattern I love, I typically measure out myself what each line needs to be, rather than using a tracing wheel which will only grade the pattern up, as is. Whether you decide to experiment with the pattern or get a double tracing wheel, just make sure you make a muslin first! (a very cheap fabric typically used to line cotton dresses, Or used to make mock ups of a new pattern, especially a pattern that you’ve modified, to ensure the fit is correct before you cut out the pieces using your more expensive fabric, not doing muslin first was a very expensive learning experience for me, so just trying to pass on the tips and tricks lol) Happy sewing and good luck!

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