Hello, I am after some advice as I have been staring at the pattern pieces for a whole day now and trawled the internet, this is my first dressmaking attempt for 25 years!. I have had a good read on this website and know that this dress can come up large with the ease allowance etc.
According my measurements I should be a 46 hip and 44 bust. so I have cut the pattern pieces accordingly.
then I rad about ease and this dress and noted the finished bust and hip sizes on the pattern and have now cut the bust pieces to a 40 and then the bottom should be a 44.
My questions are:
> if the top pieces are cut to a different size to the bottom, will they match up, or do I need to do something at this stage? The ‘altering patterns sizes’ tutorials I have seen have been based on a shirt or bottoms, whereas this dress is cut in separate pieces for the top and bottom.
> I am tall 178cm, so also need to lengthen pattern. How do I know how much to lengthen the pieces by? and will I have to do the bust pieces as well as the skirt?
Sorry for so many questions, any help much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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