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Choosing the right size

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    Corina G. @ssg2019

    I foolishly printed out a size 10, wanting to make a more relaxed fit shirt, like in Liesl’s recent summer shirt post, just to figure out that I was actually a size 0 according to the size table :((

    So, before cutting the fabric, can you please advise me on what to do next in order to get the shirt I want?

    I’m an A/B cup and petite. 32″ in bust, 33,5″ in high bust and the length of the shirt is definitely smaller than in the finished measurements for size 0 by about 2,5″.

    Shoul I go for a size 2? Or should I simply stick to 0?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Corina G. @ssg2019

    Something else. I pribted out size 2 now and put together the pieces. I’ve shortened the front piece and back piece by 3 1/5″. Now, if I eyeball the back with the yoke and the front, by matching the shoulder line and taking into account the seam allowance on each piece, I get a longer back by almost 2″.

    The question is, do I need to alter the yoke too? There is no shorten/lengthen line there. Or do I need to shothen the back piece again?

    I’m not going to make a muslin for this one, so that’s why I really need to make sure that when I cut the fabric it’ll be OK.

    Thank you again and sorry for the plethora of questions. I really really like the pattern and I bet the result will be great!

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Oof, so many questions! So it sounds like you don’t need your first set of questions answered since you’ve already decided on a size. To answer your question about length, be sure to compare front and back from the bottom of the armhole since the yoke wraps around to the front by a bit. If you’ve shortened front and back by the same amount you should be fine. But I ALWAYS recommend muslin, especially if it’s a new pattern and you’re cutting into good fabric you don’t want to waste! That way you can can mini adjustments then as well, like lengthening/shortening the sleeves, etc. Having said that, it’s like the surgeon general’s warning and you can decide at your own risk, ok?

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    Liesl Gibson
    Keymaster
    @liesl

    P.S. If you’re not already part of our Liesl + Co Friends Facebook group you’ll fine lots of good advice from other people who have sewn our patterns there. They can speak from their own experiences to help you!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsoflieslandco/

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    Corina G. @ssg2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

    So, after a good night’s sleep, I decided I will make a muslin. I’m not on FB, but I do follow all your other channels.

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