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Different bust/waist/hip sizes – where to alter?

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    MamaTilney @MamaTilney

    I’ve got narrow shoulders with a wider waist and still wider hips. I’m shaped rather like a… Christmas tree? (Sounds so much more festive and fun than ‘triangle,’ doesn’t it?) In Liesl + Co. patterns, I’m a size 2 bust/size 6 waist/size 10 hips.

    I’ve had great success blending those three sizes in the Diplomat dress, and am considering doing so with my first Cappuccino dress, but I can’t tell where on the dress my waist and hips will be (approximately). Can anyone help me figure out at which point I need to have blended the pattern to a larger size?

    Liesl Gibson

    I would suggest holding the side front panel up to your body so you can determine where the waist and hips are for you vs. the pattern. I’d also suggest making a muslin because there is quite a bit of ease through the waist and the hips in this pattern. You might find that you don’t need to change it too much. But if you do, here is a tutorial to help with blending. You’d mostly be blending the side seam of the front and back panels, I would imagine: https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2013/11/blending-between-sizes.html

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