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A progress report

I had a fitting today for the very tall bridesmaid who's having the bronze dress... Remember I ordered the pattern from that very swish company in Oz? Well, because this lass is so tall, I did have to add quite a bit of length to the pattern. But other than that, I cut it out just as it came...
...and...
...it fits...
PERFECTLY!
YAY! YAY!
We need to reduce the width of the skirt at the back, and the length of the train, but this is a style alteration rather than a fitting problem. :)
I'm dead chuffed, and can only say that all concerned (bride, bridesmaid, AND dressmaker) are impressed with the look and quality of this toile and pattern. :)
Coo! Haven't had one this easy to fit in YEARS! ;) And they like the idea of the project going up on the web site, so you will all get to see this as a blow-by-blow dress diary. :)
Now I just need to find a bronze concealed zip and a supplier of bronze silk YLI thread...
Hehehehehehe... Another excuse to buy nice things! :)
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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Kate Dicey

Congratulations, Kate! I love it when a patterns fits out-of-the-envelope.
Have you a site like:
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on your side of the ocean? I have used zipperstop.com, and Jeff is very helpful if you have a special need. He made custom-length separating zippers for the purple attendants' dresses for me a couple of years ago.
Beverly
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I have a supplier, but that's also very useful to know! :) Thanks. :) :)
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Wow, Kate! Sounds great! I felt the same way when I zipped my sister up in her wedding gown mockup and it fit perfectly. *such* a great feeling!
If you can't find a bronze zipper, you can always rely on the old trick of finding a zipper that's as close as possible in color matching and painting the zipper pull with nail polish. We used to do that in a pinch.
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One *does* tend to feel a tad smug - but I can't take all the credit: the pattern was beautifully drafted and one of the best I've ever used. Mind you, at £45, so it should be!
I shouldn't need to: anything dark brown will do, as the pull will be hidden in her armpit. Anyone getting THAT close won't be interested in the zip pull! :0
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I'm amazed you had to add length to a pattern from Oz! They're built like amazons here! I was average height in England (5'3" on the old scale) and am almost considered a midget here. My interest in sewing is because I find it so hard to buy anything that fits here. That's also why I buy clothes when visiting Asia - they're used to us smaller people!
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I'm 5'4": an inch under the current UK average height for women. Most American and European patterns are made for women of 5'6" - 5'8". As I have a long back and like longer skirts, this is not usually a problem for me when I make for myself. However, I ALWAYS have to add to patterns for Little Sis, who is 5'11" or thereabouts...
This lovely customer is 6'2"! Six two and a size 14 - and blond and pretty!
And young... Some folk ya just gotta hate! ;)
Actually, she's far too nice to hate! :) And really excited to have a gorgeous dress to FIT her that will also do for Christmas posh frockery! She wants me to make her a furry cape/shrug/jacket to go with it for winter. Must hunt up the posh fur fabric folk...
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