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This is supposed to be super easy but i am stuck on the first seam! And so were the staff at my local fabric store….the first step is to sew the front to the back at the side seams…but the front piece is about 2" longer than the back piece…what do I do? If I match the bottom hem lines and “notch”, the top "notch"doesn’t match up, nor the armscye/sideseam point. If I match up the top, the bottom of the front is 2" too long. I double checked my pattern, tracings, etc. They are all correct. Anyone out there made this recently?

I have decided to run a basting stitch from the armhole to the waist on the front, then “gather” so the front and back match up. Sew the side seam, then add the elastic ruching. I figure the 2" extra on the front = a B cup??.


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    Apr 16, 2014, 01.02 PMby Deanna31

    It sounds like the pattern is wrong (unless there is a pleat or something in the front waist?). Could you create a seam on the waist on the front piece and take the extra fabric out? You could sew a 2mm seam on the back so the seam on the waist goes all the way around. I think if you gather it you may regret it – theres not many fabrics that you can get away with doing that to, that would still look ok.

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    Apr 16, 2014, 08.27 PMby ro-woman

    I did the basting stitch, gathered, seamed, then ruched, and that all worked out fine…but now I find that the neckline does not fit…others have had neckline issues, so at least I know this is “normal”,

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    Apr 17, 2014, 03.12 PMby purplefan


    It looks like the ruching in the top is supposed to occur from just above the bust to the top of the hips.

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