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    Profile photo of MathearaMatheara @Matheara

    Hello! I’m sewing Cappuccino tunic for my aunt and need help with the size.

    Should I choose the size based on high bust or full bust for this pattern? High bust is size 4, full bust size 8 and she has B cup (5cm difference between high/full bust).

    Also her waist is size 16 but hip is size 10. So should I use size 10 or 16 when grading?

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    Profile photo of RobinRobin @Robin

    Someone with more experience than me is going to answer you I’m sure. View A is not the easiest pattern to adjust because of the 2 layers, but it can be done. View B might be easier. I think you need to start at a 4, do an FBA and grade out the bottom of the pattern to a size 16. Try on the muslin and make your second round of adjustments from there. I think it’s easier to fit a muslin that is too large, rather than too small.

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    Profile photo of JilllsJillls @Jillls

    Do a size 4 with a FBA and go out to a 10 at the hips. I don’t have the cappuccino pattern but I do have the similar Portfolio and there is plenty of ease in the waist area (you might want to double check the finished measurements just in case)that you do not need to grade to 16. You should do a muslin.

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    Profile photo of MathearaMatheara @Matheara

    I agree that muslin is the best route to take but my aunt lives overseas 🙁

    Ok, so I’ll do size 4 with FBA and check the ease amount on the waist/hip again. Thanks for all your input! 🙂

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Then perhaps consider a cloth with some stretch.
    I made a maternity version in wool spandex and it gave me quite a bit of ease.

    (I would post a link but I am worried the whole photo would appear and no one needs to see that huge belly here)

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    Profile photo of MathearaMatheara @Matheara

    That’s a great idea Nicole! Would it be possible to send me the link through private message? I’d love to see your version of Cappuccino 🙂

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Here it is on a svelte mannequin https://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/13886701965/in/album-72157636708064826/

    if you have a wee flick through this set you can see how much ease it had 🙂
    10 weeks old already!

    I love it!

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    Profile photo of MathearaMatheara @Matheara

    Yours looks awesome!! I have a stash of knit fabrics and now I can’t help but thinking of converting all of them into cappuccino 😀

    I tried to zoom in your pictures but couldn’t really see the stitches, did you use straight stitch for the neckband and all vertical seams? Should I use zigzag for the bottom hem?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Thank you Lovely!
    I just used a slightly longer straight stitch

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