The pattern calculator on the website suggested I use a smaller bodice size than I expected (plus the larger bust size), and the result fit perfectly.
My only complaint is a style one: why do all plus-size dresses (ready-to-wear included) seem to put the waistband right under the breasts? I added 1 1/4" in length to the bodice to put the bottom of the waistband at my natural waist, and I am much happier with the result.
This pattern is perfect. I used only the bodice to create a costume for a friend. I had another pattern for the costume but I needed to scale it larger and I was having trouble on my own. So the Lenox dress bodice was the answer. I was able to adjust the remainder of the first pattern and then marry the parts together.
This is the second time I’ve used a Cashmerette pattern when sewing for friends. The directions are so helpful, clear and complete. Thank you for your wonderful products!
This dress came out so pretty. I had to grade up beyond the largest size, but it worked and looks fabulous. I've made two now! (I'd love to see some patterns for larger waist sizes that are not hourglass shaped.)
The instructions for the button band are quite confusing. It took a few tries the first time, and I should have written it down, because it took a couple tries the second time too.
It's pretty though, so worth the effort.
Well, I'll be the son of a cross eyed incontinent camel. I got the Lenox pattern to fit my 76 year old matronly body with only a couple of tweeks. I had to lower the bust a tad but your website has directions for that. And apparently, I don't have a sway back so I had to add a half inch in the back, pretty easy. I will add that I am only 5'2" and I liked the length of the top.
So far, since I started sewing 6 years ago I have been fitting fit myself with a less than curvy frame. But my lovely daughter has all the curves. So when I decided to try making her a dress cashmerette was the obvious starting point. We chose 3 patterns but I decided the lenox seemed smartest to try first. With a little help from the size chart I chose size 18 EF cup. Lo and behold, it fit her bust hips and waist like a dream.
I did some forward shoulder, wide upper back and short chest adjustments ( all familiar from my own fitting) and we had perfection.
Thanks cashmerette for saving me from learning all the curve adjustments and f giving my girl a dress she loves.