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Fairytale dress bodice

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    For some reason, I didn’t think of doing it the same way as an adult muslin — not sure why? I guess I just put the two things in separate categories in my mind, though the technique needn’t be any different. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Tassiemum @Tassiemum

    When I did my muslin I put in a zip as my daughter won’t stand still long enough for me to pin and secondly she screams if I come anywhere near her skin with pins as I have pricked her accidentally before. It only took 2 minutes to add the zip. I am enjoying doing something that is challenging me in my sewing, as I will be super proud when it turns out the way I want it.

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    lattemama @lattemama

    Tassiemum, yes. That’s the reason I’d put in the zipper too. My girls live in fear of being pricked and I can’t remember that I ever have. Maybe I’ve forgotten.

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    Tassiemum @Tassiemum

    Help! I have made the size 6 bodice muslin and it fits well except it only just fits across the chest and shoulder blades and i am worried it will be a bit tight with the lining. I made the size 7 which fits better across the chest and back but it is way too big everywhere else. How should I slightly widen the size 6 if I am going to make the version with the collar and sleeves?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I am no expert!

    If it was me I would try a narrower seam allowance at the sides and the centre back seam.

    Next I would cut the centre bodice slightly off the fold to allow some more room to the centre front(the same with the back but obviously not on the fold)and the redraw the neckline.

    I hope someone jumps in with more help.

    ~Nicole~

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    Lattemama: thanks! I love to increase my skills and repertoire. One of the reasons I like these patterns!

    Jenny

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    lattemama @lattemama

    Tassiemum – if the size 6 fits well in neck opening and armholes you could try and do a vertical cut from midshoulder seam and down (following the grainline) then spread the two pattern halves a fourth of the distance you need in the chest and back.

    Take care not to spread too much or the shoulder might be too big. Also take care to spread the shoulder seam on both front and back the same amounts.

    Use your best judgement on going to the right or left of the darts.

    What Nicole said about sliding it slightly off the fold is a good idea too, but that will affect the neckline and you may have to adjust the collar – absolutely doable, just a thing to remember.

    Also – I write all this not having actually seen the pattern to use your best judgement.

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    What about using the size seven accross the shoulders and the size size six from under the arms. I am two diferent sizes on top and bottom wo when I trace a multisize pattern I use one size for the top/arms/shoulders and then grade out to another size for the hips. You would probably use the size 7 for the neck, chest, and armholes and then taper it in to the size 6 for the waist and skirt, and use the size 6 skirt.

    Otherwise I second lattemama’s way (i have used this), but may be cutting at right angles where it need to be size six and re drawing the side seams in. I wish I could add pictures as I thcould be clearer.

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    Tassiemum @Tassiemum

    I have decided to go with size 7 for across the back and chest and I have taken the side seams in under the arms down to the waist as it was too wide, and will adjust the sleeves. I am happy witH the fit of this and so is my daughter as she didn’t like it feeling too tight. I will see how it turns out.

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