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How roomy is Birthday Party Dress?

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    needlewoman @needlewoman

    I’ve just ordered the Bday Party Dress in size 4-8. I was inspired by the feature in the most recent issue of Sew Beautiful that featured O+S Patterns in exotic fabrics. I loved the tweed version of this frock. Can anybody tell me how comfortable a tee-shirt or blouse fits underneath this frock/pinafore?

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    Jennifer1568 @Jennifer1568

    I made a lightweight jersey knit t-shirt to go under a linen Birthday Party Dress. It looks cute. The neck is a simple round bias bound design- without gathers. I don’t think a blouse with a collar would look good. The tweed dress looks so cute. My dress is not lined. The fit might change with lining.

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    Needlewoman, I too ordered that pattern based on the beautiful tweed! 🙂

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    Tamara @justsewit

    I have this pattern in both sizes but haven’t yet made it. I even saw a similar version in a previous issue of Ottobre design, fitting girls up to 170cm tall. I would think it would be true to the measurements and that the pleats at the front would provide room to move.

    The tweed sounds lovely.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I made it from quilting cotton and it still fits well where an Apple Picking dress in silk in the same size is now a bit short and snug. Different materials, though, so there’s that. I think it would look good as Jennifer describes, with something very simple underneath that doesn’t compete with the beautiful pleats and bow/tab.

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    needlewoman @needlewoman

    Thank you all of you for your generous and prompt responses – sounds like some of us are drawn to similar magazines. I agree with you all that something simple underneath would work best. It’s just that I know that when I make this dress for my friend’s children, 9 times out of 10, they’ll stick something else under it, and I’d hate to find out that the fit was too tight. This morning as I was ironing a friend’s load, I was thinking that contrasting fabric for the pleated section would look lovely- especially if the rest of the dress is made from corduroy. I really love the bow alternative as I always get nervous abt topstitching a shaped piece like the tab.

    Thanks again; I’ll be sure to post when I’ve made it up. The two book report dresses are coming along slowly – more from lack of time than difficulty with pattern.

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