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Mixing Patterns

Added Jan 26, 2013

by neveenkarnes

Houston, Texas, ...






Fifty with a twist!!! Butterick pattern B5780 for the top and B5556 for the bottom.
I love the top part of this pattern but wanted to make a long fifty style dress. Well I just mixed the patterns and here is the result. I really love it and it feels so good.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 01.15 PMby Meldbombs

    Do you know how to gather in place of darts? I have a pattern which I drafted for knits with 1/8 ease, so I wanted to gather instead of darts which I think would leave extra room in addition to the minimal ease I left?

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      Jan 29, 2013, 09.26 PMby neveenkarnes

      Just mark 1/2 inch on both sides of the darts and on the skirt 1/2 on each side of the miidle mark of the fabric . draw a line to close the dart markening and that should be your gathering area. Just google it and they have videos on how to do it on you tube. Its not hard at all but it’s easier when you see it. Good luck.
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    Jan 28, 2013, 01.45 PMby Meldbombs

    Hpw did you merge it? I love it and was also thinking of merging a bodice and a skirt in jersey knit

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      Jan 29, 2013, 03.00 AMby neveenkarnes

      I made some adjustment to the bodice and the skirt was gathering made longer. i love the top of the dress next one I will also add pockets. good luck

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    Jan 27, 2013, 07.29 PMby PinupGal

    Very creative, looks lovely

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    Jan 27, 2013, 12.59 PMby VivianGrace

    Nicely done, I like the way your overall design really pairs well with the vibe of the print.. I’m thinking polka dots are in my near future :)

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    Jan 27, 2013, 11.11 AMby joost52

    Wow, that’s really cool. I love it!

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      Jan 28, 2013, 12.32 AMby neveenkarnes

      Thank you very much!!

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    Jan 26, 2013, 09.34 AMby chula123

    Georgeous dress and fabric !

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    Jan 26, 2013, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this!! The.fabrics.fab.x

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    Jan 26, 2013, 06.32 AMby Mary P.

    Beautiful dress and lovely little hand!!!

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      Jan 26, 2013, 03.22 PMby neveenkarnes

      Thank you… My little helper wanted to be in the picture!!!!

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