My middle daughter told me Friday that she did not have a dress for her concert performance for Tuesday. She is a tween and nothing ever fits her when we go to the store to look for dresses so we figured we had to sew it just like last time. Going through my patterns. I found out that her measurements put her all over the board on what size clothes she could fit. Meaning no pattern would fit her well either. So we found a vintage pattern , simplicity 2491 view 2, in my collection that was a little loose in the chest area but too tight in the waist we figured if we dropped the front darts it would fit her as her waist has yet to start to get smaller should start happening in the next 6 months. Because of this no little girl patterns fit her and not teen to adult patterns fit her either. I figured the waist measurement would not matter in a loose dress like this ie 3 inches too big at the bust. Also it being about 3 inches loose would give her ease of movement plus growing room.
19 May 2012 2 Comments