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Sweetheart Dress (Plus Size) 10/2012 #137



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Plus size dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes.

Now it’s time for truly something special – this dress with empire waist, a fitted bodice, and a flattering sweetheart neckline. This cream colored wool crepe makes this dress both beautiful and down to earth.

This pattern is from the Classically Cozy collection

Recommended Materials

Dress fabrics of wool or blends.

Amount of Fabrics

Wool crêpe,
width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 2.35 – 2.35 – 2.40 – 2.40 – 2.40 m
(2 5/8 yds).

A piece of lining for the pocket pieces, approx. 30 × 35 cm (12 × 14 ins).


Vilene Bias Tape/stay tape.

Invisible zips, 2 zips 22 cm (9 ins) long and 1 zip 60 cm (24 ins) long.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Jan 4, 2014, 10.10 PMby SaucySewist

    Lovely neckline and like the slight center gathering, but the overall effect does’t work for me. Besides my not being able to wear empire styles anyway, even for those who do, there seems to be too much skirt length and heaviness in relation to the short bust area. The flared skirt also contributes to the imbalance. Leaving the top as is, maybe shorten the skirt to above the knee or as mid-thigh tunic and wear with pants or slim skirt? OR rather than the flare in the skirt, leave length as shown, but taper sides inward to get rid of the bottom-heaviness, and the taper would reflect the shape of the neck. Another possibility would be to add a fitted section just under the bust and around the back, maybe 2 or more inches wide and let the center gathers start below that. It would also look good as a gown.

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