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« on: June 20, 2006 07:31:31 PM »

I'm making New look 6340, view b, and I can't decide which size to make, a 16 or 18... On the 16, the bust and hip are right, but the waist is too small. On the 18, the waist is perfect, but the hip and bust are too large... Should I try making it too large and then downsizing or just go ahead and make the 16 and hope for the best on the waist?

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006 08:50:28 PM »

Since you're using a multi sized pattern, I would cut the 16 in the bust then as you get to the waist, gradually move to the 18 line then go in toward the 16 lline as you hit the hip area (Hope that makes sense).  Of course, double check the final measurements on the pattern, because sometimes you don't need to alter anything given the amount of ease in the pattern! 

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006 10:06:15 PM »

oh, wow, i didn't know I could do that! yay! thanks so much!

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006 10:07:34 PM »

What a great tip! I have big hips..that is a very conforting solution..
It is already laser printed on my brain!

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 08:50:02 PM »

argh... ok, I was going to do that multi sizing thing, but the sizes I needed were on two separate pieces and I didn't want to mess up both of them, so I just went with the smaller size... Well it turns out, my waist is right but the rest is all too big. arrrrghhh...

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006 02:37:10 PM »

I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out this time around...

Even if you've got separate pieces you can still use the muti-sizing.  Just put them together (like how you would when you're sewing them) so you can get an idea of where they would fall on your body, then cut them out depending on what size you need in that area. 

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