Adapted and Mixed Patterns

I had made a dress from the pattern New Look 6184, but despite most of the dress fit just how I wanted it to, the arm holes were a little tights at the front and I didn’t have the patience to unpick the binding and trim back.  Instead I cut at the waist and added a waist band cut from a pattern piece used in Cynthia Rowley 2215.  The length and style works well and I will remake this combination.

Likewise wise with the dress I made of Simplicity 1459.  I have now discovered how to raise up armholes to make lifting my arms easier, thanks to a tutorial on Threads Magazine, but at the time of making this dress I didn’t know that, so I gave up and cut it down much in the same manner as the skirt above.  The skirt part to this dress actually I had altered to not have gathered pleats.  Please forgive the lack of ironing on this picture – it went straight from my sewing table to be worn for work!



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