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  • Yes, I did it this way the first time I made this dress. I found lengthening the skirt instead of the yoke made this more empire length in the front, and the seam line between yoke & skirt in the front vs back didn’t align vertically when wearing the dress. (It actually worked out for a maternity dress.) If I make this again I will try l…[Read more]

  • I think you are right, you need to add length to the yoke piece to line up with the added length at the waist level on the side panel.

    I think in step 4, where you add length, you want to slash higher than shown, anywhere between bust level and the notch that will line up with the bottom of the center yoke. Then you can add the same length to…[Read more]

  • Anyone seen or done some customizations with the swing set skirt? I’m brainstorming & trying to match my 4 year olds strong opinions with her desire to get something momma-made. (Her little sister gets most of the sewing attention since she doesn’t complain about whatever I want to make.)

    I’m thinking about trying this with a knit fabric. I think…[Read more]

  • I can’t tell from the picture, but the shoulder width doesn’t seem too narrow to me, so I wouldn’t necessarily change the size. Does the shoulder seam sit where you want (not pulling backward or forward)? This looks like a square shoulder to me. I would try adjusting by raising the shoulder seam slope in the front and back and then raising the…[Read more]

  • I can’t tell from the picture, but the shoulder width doesn’t seem too narrow for me. Does the shoulder seam sit where you want (not pulling backward or forward)? This looks like a square shoulder to me. I would try adjusting by raising the shoulder seam slope in the front and back and then raising the underarm the same amount so that you aren’t…[Read more]

  • Alright, I’m looking for creative ideas to salvage this dress. I cut out my pieces and then realized I cut the back on the fold & the front along the selvage. So if I switch them I’ll have a low back neckline & a very wide front neckline. What would you do?

    I was planning to do the notched contrast neckline, so I have that fabric, though I’m…[Read more]

  • mlinton replied to the topic Lining fabric for pockets? in the forum school photo 4 years ago

    Oh awesome! Thanks Lightning & Nicole.

  • Can the kangaroo pockets be made with a contrast fabric? I’m making this in a fairly heavy & loosely woven flannel & would like to use something a little lighter weight & tightly woven for the pockets. Do you think the lining will show through? Should I draft a pocket facing or is there a trick to make the pockets super invisible?

    Thanks all for…[Read more]

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  • mlinton replied to the topic How much is too much? in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    I wonder this a lot myself. My kids are the very lucky recipients of gently used wardrobes from 2 different sets of cousins and a couple neighbors. All told this means we have tons and tons of clothes, some literally with tags still attached. I packed up my son’s winter clothes last week – 20+ shirts-and this is after I boxed up half of them at…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the feedback ladies, you’ve given me lots of ideas! I’m actually a straight 10 in these patterns in the bust, waist, and hips, and arms, but the larger size is too big for the neck, shoulders, and back, at least with patterns in the past. It’s good to know there are many options so I can try to get a great fit.

  • mlinton replied to the topic concerned 6-12m leggings small in the forum playtime 5 years ago

    I made a pair for my then 14-month old with a very stretchy knit and they fit well in the waist/hip/bottom, but my coverstitch at the hem couldn’t stretch enough to prevent pinched ankles. She’s a little small (18 inch waist) but has those adorable baby roll legs. I did some measuring and realized her ankle/thigh circumference is the same as her…[Read more]

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