UPS came yesterday

I ordered some knit fabric from Fabric Mart earlier this week and expected it to arrive next week.  What a nice surprise to see a box on the front porch this AM.  I took advantage of their 30% off ITY knits and bought several solid color knits as well as a black and cream striped knit.
I also ordered a boucle knit fabric in a cream/almond color.  It was not exactly what I thought it was going to be.  I had hoped that it would be suitable for this McCall's 6844.  It does not have quite enough stretch.  It still may be suitable as all of the reviews I have read indicate that the pattern runs large.  I had put this fabric aside and thus no photo of it at this time.  I have a few other jacket patterns that I think will be suitable.

More later.

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  1. Wish I leaved near you so I could intercept that UPS truck.

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  2. Hi Linda, I was looking at the dress you made B5917. I noticed you made it twice and both look great. My I ask what size you use? The problem I'm having is figuring out the right size. If I go by my bust everything else is to big. So I'm scared to cute out anything else. Have you heard of sure fit designs? I was thinking maybe it could help me get my right fit.
    Thank you Linda have a great weekend.
    Sherry

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    1. Good question. I'd like to know as well.

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    2. I use my upper bust size for bodices and tops. My upper bust size is 36.5 and bust is 41 so normally have to make a FBA. This usually puts me in a size 14 for tops depending on pattern company. On this dress I added to the gathered area and lengthen about 1/2 inch right under the bust area and tapered back to the side seam. For the skirt portion I transitioned to a 16. Several people thought the bodice ran large, I did not find that to be the case. I have heard of Sure Fit but have not tried it. I hope this was helpful.

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    3. Thank you Linda,
      I decided to purchase the sure fit system after making my last garment. I mixed the sizes but the fit wasn't good.
      You made several beautiful garments. I hope I can do the same once I get the fit down.
      Have a blessed week,
      Sherry

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    4. Thank you very much. Indeed, this was helpful.

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  3. mmmm! you might want to save some knit for that brasilia dress :)

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