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Poor Jennifer

Added Nov 25, 2008

by dontblink

Akron, Ohio, Uni...






I have beginner experience in sewing and wanted to expand my skills so taking on this pattern was pretty daunting at first. I made some tiny modifications here and there (pleated the sleeves to cut down on the puffiness) but all in all I stayed true to the pattern. I was pretty bummed when I tried it on and it fit terrible. The yolk doesn’t lay flat and the chest is huge, though it fits in the shoulders nicely. Any tips on alterations? I am proud of the workmanship but wish I could show it off.

Material Notes

cotton fabric (I think) once was a bedspread





The person who made the pattern I suppose.

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    Dec 2, 2008, 08.13 AMby dontblink

    I cut on the straight grain (though I can see how you might have thought I did a bias cut by the fabric pattern). I am going to try taking it in on the sides, though I fear I may not be able to get my shoulders through if I make it any smaller. It’s worth a shot though. Thanks for the advice!

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    Nov 26, 2008, 12.07 AMby ghainskom

    If you cut it on the bias without the pattern calling for it, it could’ve changed the fit as well. Try altering it, as Polychromatin says because the fabric looks nice.

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    Nov 25, 2008, 02.10 PMby polychromatin

    I like your choice of fabric and think you did a very neat job. I’m sorry that the fit in the end is too loose, I was sceptical when this pattern came out, because I feared something like this could happen. Maybe you could take the blouse in at the sides?

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