Hi Penny, I made a size XL based on the …

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Comment on What We’re Making! The Staple Dress by April Rhodes by Diana.

Hi Penny, I made a size XL based on the bust size guidelines on the pattern back. For the best fit, place the elastic in the most flattering spot for your body shape. Once the dress is complete wrap a tape measure around the waist and mark the best placement. Carrie and Tracy will both make the same size but place the elastic at their most flattering spot at their waist line. I think that’s what make this pattern work so well for so many people. ~Diana

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Hi Laura, I saw a Maxi dress made from the Staple Dress. Julie from Jaybird Quilts blogged about it here, http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2013/07/staple-dress-review-giveaway.html
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Hi Sandy, I did not underline the lawn. The fabric held up just fine for the shirring. ~Diana


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Hi Karen, Yes the placement of the shirring is chosen after the dress is complete. An Empire waist would work. Once the dress is complete use a thin belt or soft tape measure to find just the right placement for your body style.
I have seen the dress made up in many different fabrics they all look amazing. The patterns suggests Cotton, Linen, Voile, Shot Cotton, Double Gauze, Rayon, Light weight knit, Silks or blends. Have fun sewing! ~Diana


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