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Choosing a Size for the Classic Shirt

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    Catherine W. @shoelacekeys

    Hi Everyone,

    I purchased the Classic Shirt pattern today and I’m excited that it’s available in different cup sizes, however I’m at a loss as to how to choose the right size for my first muslin.

    My upper bust is 37″, full bust is 40″, waist 34″, hips 43″.

    According to the pattern chart, this means I’m a straight size 14. I’m assuming the pattern chart is also based off a standard B cup (2″ difference) block, but according to my FB-UB measurement, I’m a C cup, and my shoulders would be too small for a standard size 14.

    Where in the instructions can I see how to choose the right size for me?

    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Hi Catherine, this blog post will probably answer all your questions:

    finding your correct pattern size

    You’re right that you want to choose your size according to your upper bust/shoulder size then use the cup sizes feature to account for your bust
    (As a square shouldered B-cupper I speak only from theory! 🙂 )

    Bogwoppit @Bogwoppit

    Hi Catherine,

    I’m similar FB-UB as you. I have slim arms/shoulders. I did a size 8 D cup first time. It fits ok but I think I’ll do a 10 C cup with a bit of tinkering on the shoulders next time.

    Hope this helps.

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