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    It could just be that the pattern piece didn’t digitize perfectly symmetrically and we didn’t catch it. Sorry about that. I’d suggest that you just fold it in half and trim it to be symmetrical. I’ll check the file and issue a correction when I get a chance.

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    Yes, it’s on my list and I hope to get a tutorial up soon!

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    I see that you got lots of answers to this question in the Facebook group!

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    That looks great! Well done.

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    Hi Kaitlin. Sorry I’m not following you. Maybe you can post a photo so we can see what you mean?

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    My preferred lightweight lining is cotton voile or lawn, and I line dry almost everything I sew. Before hanging it up the dry give it a good, sharp snap and it won’t need a lot of ironing after it’s dry.

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    The seam allowances are already included in the pattern pieces. As explained in the book, for many of the alterations you’ll need to draw in the stitching lines, which are 1/2″ inside the cutting lines.

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    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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    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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    I just use my ordinary straight stitch foot for those seams. I just checked the post, and I think you’re referring to the edgestitching foot? I mentioned in the post that you can use it if you have trouble with straight stitching. With a little practice you really don’t need it, but it can be handy.

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    Ok, you’re looking for more like a funnel neck. You could measure the neck and cut a tube/rectangle to be the same length as the neckline. That’s where I’d start.

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    I’m not sure I understand what you mean. Does our Liesl + Co Neighborhood Hoodie help?

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    Yes, the two shirt collars are interchangeable, so that will work just fine! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

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    Have you checked our sew-along to see if the photos help?

    hollywood trousers sew-along

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    It sounds to me like your machine tension might not be even or the fabric is somehow getting pulled tight as you sew it. If the outer fabric is getting pulled, or if it’s being push along with the presser foot as you sew, that would result in a curling edge. Maybe try reducing the amount of pressure your presser foot is putting on your fabric (if you can) or check your tension to be sure it’s balanced.

    With regard to your interfacing, here are a few suggestions:
    Try handwashing it in warm water (line dry) before using to prevent shrinkage.
    Also: press, don’t iron. In other words, press the interfacing straight down (the weight of your iron is enough pressure) using some steam. Then lift your iron before putting it back down. Don’t slide the iron or it might stretch/shift the interfacing to cause bubbling. Once it’s applied you shouldn’t have problems with it. If you do, you might want to try a different brand/quality.
    I hope that helps!

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