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Maritime length of front and back

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    jheng @Jheng

    I’ve downloaded and printed this pattern. Is the back about 1″ longer than the front? Or have I made a mistake?

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    No, you’re correct. The top has side splits and the back hem is lower than the front hem. It’s a nice feature.
    Enjoy your sewing.

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    María @mariajsanroman

    @lightningmcstitch, one question…I have just cut the pattern and I have made a muslin (never thought before I would be doing this, but I love the st James knit I bought in Mood´s and I don´t want to mess things…)
    I see that the back is longer than the front, but both hems, back and front, will be even at the end, it is the shoulder seam the one that rolls towards the front, if it makes any sense… Am I wrong?

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    No, the hems won’t be even, or maybe I don’t stand straight! 😃
    If you pick the top up by its shoulder seams the back will hang lower. I don’t think its a forward shoulder seam, at least not by the length of the hem difference.
    I love the St James knits too. I have a few of their ready to wear Mariniere tops and they last forever.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    …you know I wore mine yesterday but I’m not sure where it sat at the hem. If your muslin is even at the hem and you like it then go for it.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    …thought about it more. The difference in length is the side seam below the armhole, right? So its certainly going to have s lower back hem.

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    María @mariajsanroman

    That´s the point, it is not below the armhole… I´ve pinned the notches together and both side seams are equal from the armhole to the hem.

    I will go then with it. I’ll add one or two inches in length… I have something to hide around the hips!

    What a quick answer, thank you so much! I can´t even think what time is it now downunder…

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Ah, ok then. At least now I’m not thinking I’m uneven 😅
    I was up early as my 8 year old and I did mass participation bike ride this morning. Great fun!

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    María @mariajsanroman

    @lightningmcstitch, here it is! Thanks for your help!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Fabulous! I love those St James knits and it’s so good you can buy them by the metre.

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