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Shirt failure-- too big, too frumpy, too "what was I thinkin...

Added Dec 7, 2009

by balduffington

Rochester, New Y...






I tried a new look pattern 6677 (reviewed here by other, better, sewers http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=14020 ) with some pinkish reddish scraps and well, I don’t like it much. I guess I’ll keep it in case I get pregnant (we’re trying so maybe some of that effort came out in this?) but it’s not probably a pattern I would try again without major changes…

maybe with all the same color and sleeveless for summer. Smaller, unless with bun in oven.

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quilting cottons (cheap or free)




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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.43 AMby joanrobinson

    I don’t know if I agree with you. . . I kind of like it! I think with something like this, it is truly all about how you style it— if you wore it with some skinny jeans or leggings and some funky accessories, you could totally pull it off!

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      Dec 12, 2009, 02.53 AMby balduffington

      thanks Joan, a friend was talking me into wearing it too…I might try to make it a little smaller if I can and try your skinny jeans idea…I’m learning…

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    Dec 7, 2009, 10.08 PMby balduffington

    Thanks for the suggestions erdronen, I never knew that! Ease! who knew! thanks

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    Dec 7, 2009, 10.06 PMby erdronen

    oh too bad it’s so big! i think your fabric choices were nice, and if it fit better it would be a great shirt! I always end up sizing down a lot with new look, simplicity, all the big 4. 2-3 sizes easily. Check the ease measurements before you cut- on the pattern pieces it actually tells you the finished garment measurements, and that’s what I go by rather than the back of the envelope. You want a little ease, just not the 6" or so they like to put in!

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