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Has anyone had a pattern that no alterations have to be made to? and if so from whom? I am so tired of clothing that does not fit right. Some of the most common alterations which is easily fixed; shoulder too long, across front too wide, armhole(armscye) too low/too big and the most trying, the nape to waist too long so there's always a bunch of fabric right there. Would like all your feedback.

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Comment by Melanie on August 19, 2009 at 3:26pm
I have made Simplicity 4177, 6 peasant type tops, many many times with no problems. I have made this from flannel for pj top, from several cottons for casual wear, and made two out of silky satins for special occasions. I imagine you could dress it up or dress it down whatever your style. I wish there was a pant pattern out there that fit just as good!! Good luck.
Comment by Jo Connolly on August 19, 2009 at 7:55am
HI, Claudette,
I think fit is the number 1 issue of the pattern-buying public. The truth is that patterns are drafted to what the companies have determined to be the "average" figure - which VERY few of us are. Unless a pattern is drafted to your specific measurements, it's most likely that adjustments will have to be made for any pattern you use. So, even if I said "Yes!! Vogue 1234 fit me perfectly with no alterations", for me, it's probably a lucky fluke and for you, because we probably don't measure the same, it would still require adjustment. Peggy Sagers has a very interesting approach to fit which is quite differnt from most of the commercial pattern companies. It's worth a look. And it defintely gets me right in the ballpark for fit every time.
Happy sewing!
JoAnn :)

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