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The finished FBA is shown here (on left in blue) as well as the original tracing of the pattern piece (on right in black)
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I was sorely disappointed. It was a lot tighter around the waist and hips than I expected given that it supposed to loosely over the stomach area I guess I should have expected this considering that my waist and hips were in a larger pattern bracket, but it hadn happened with the kimono t shirt. Maybe this one is a different fit style? Maybe this fabric isn so drapey as the stripey stuff? I did the only thing I could do in the circumstances, I sulked and did no more on it.
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After that I dithered a bit about using more red contrast or not. I nearly added a red pocket, but decided my bust didn need adornment or attention drawing to it. In the end I cut the ends of the sleeves and used them to cap the sleeves, stitching in place, turning and stitching in the ditch like the neckband. (But with many more pins, which meant I didn have to do any repicking and restitching, hooray for lessons learn. However the stitch in the ditching on one is rubbish I realised I was hungry and broke for snack before the other, which is much better). I canada goose parka uk contemplated adding a red band at the bottom, but as my shorter red t shirt was much narrower that would have meant seaming two pieces together, which seemed a little too much effort, so I just folded over the hem canada goose clothing uk and stitched it in place with my twin needle.
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