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I am not sure which size to choose - my bust size is 36.5". I am petite at 5'2" & just a bit chubby (lol!). So should I stick with size 1 or push it out to size 2?
Oh I just had an idea - rather than cut the actual paper pattern I will trace out size 1 or 2 on light interfacing web. But I would be interested to know which size I should try first. Thanks Linda :-)
I couldn't find the instruction on how to print the pattern. should I use A4 paper? or 8.5x11"? I tried using the 8.5x11 with page scalling set to "None", but it didn't work.
The pattern prints out on 8 1/2 x 11 paper at 100% scale. If you are having technical problems, I suggest you contact Craftsy directly.
So this is a downloadable pattern.? We just tape the pieces together is that correct? It is one with directions for dimensions to cut, is it? I like the one where I have a pattern piece. It is really a cute top!
You download the pattern and print it out on your home computer, then tape the pages together. It is really easy!
It is very time consuming to get a pattern together, then make size adjustments, and, in most cases for petites) make a muslin. I find this type of pattern frustrating. I so envy all you long, tall girls.
I have fit this pattern on many a petite girl, and there really are no adjustments that have to be made.
I have now made this pattern , the size fits but for me needed to be a bit longer and I only had to cut the side seem as the pattern didn't fit on m he sixty wide fabric. So just had to add 5/8 toto the side seam on both back , front and sleeves. Also I would like to remind people to use fabric that is the same both sides otherwise the drapes don't look nice.
There are two ways to deal with this. IF the fabric is a 4-way stretch, the pattern can be turned 90 degrees and then there is plenty of room. Or you can use the selvage as the complete front edge, and then there is pleny of drape.
I was just about to buy this and saw your comment. I too would need the large size so hesitant to buy it now. thanks for posting. Debbie
See the comment back to Christinehuxter.
Hi I have purchased your online course and love the shrug. I have downloaded the pattern bought the material and just about to cut out size three on my 60 inch wide fabric but it doesn't fit across the width it measures 33" so 66" when opened out I am so fed up now as i cant use my fabric the other way round as the stretch goes across and i have a pattern that has to go round. this is very disappointing so need to tell others that the large size doesn't fit. any suggestions as to what to do? all i can think of is cutting straight down from the arm hole and adding 5/8 seam allowance the re join the fabric down the two seamsmany thanks Christine
Christine, I have just made one of these for my daughter, but it was from a commercial pattern and the back and fronts were separate pieces. I was surprised to see this as one piece. But as you are saying, you can cut it under the arm as a side seam and ad seam allowance, that would work, that's how my pattern is. Sewing is all about making it work, right? :)
Use can make a back seam rather than side seams.
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