I bought this pattern, Vogue 8646, during their latest $3.99 sale.
Isn't it a cute dress? Perfect for summer, in white dotted swiss underlined with white cotton batiste. (That's the fabrics I'm using, anyway).
Based on the size chart, I'm a 14, so that's what I cut. Lo-and-behold, it fits like a potato sack! I ended up taking in 1.25" on both sides, front and back. That's a 5-inch take-in, folks. Good thing I made a muslin.
During the pattern adjustment, though, I may have made a mistake of leaving the front pleats on the same location (instead of centering them at the shoulder seams), so the boobage is out of whack. No turning back now as I'm more than halfway through on it.
Mind you, this is not my first BVM pattern. Last year I made this Butterick 5277:
Same issue, about 2-sizes to big. It had to be rescued by a pro-seamstress because I didn't want to bother taking it in myself and didn't want to learn how to, either.
Burda sizes seem to be spot on, although I can't say the same for Simplicity as I've yet to sew any of their patterns. So, is it me choosing the wrong size or is it a common problem with BVM patterns?
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