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Back wider than front?

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    Kathy @khiggs

    I’m making a small (with added length). I discovered when I was measuring the (nearly) finished muslin that the back is wider than the front and the side seams are not at the side.

    Going back to measure the pattern, the back – from the fold to top of side seam – is 12-5/8 in, total 25-1/4 inches.

    The front – from the cut line to top of side seam – is 12-5/8, less 1-1/2 inches for a cut-on placket on each side, total 21-1/4 inches. Less another inch for overlapping the plackets for buttons, so the front is 21-1/4 inches wide.

    Could you tell me what I did wrong?
    Many thanks,

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    It sounds like you haven’t done anything wrong! Keep in mind that the back has extra ease (pleats) for better movement and comfort. Once you try on the muslin I think it will be fine. Keep us posted, ok?

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    Kathy @khiggs

    The muslin was successful and the shirt hung normally. After a few tweaks to the length, I’m well into the final product.

    Thanks for your prompt response!
    K

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Glad it worked out ok!

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