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janice844
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Date: 12/1/11 12:11 PM

Hi Everyone,
I've put a lot of weight on in the past couple of years and have just measured myself! Bust 39
Waist31
42

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Date: 12/1/11 12:34 PM

very close to my measurements, and I was just looking at the burda size charts the other day for the same reason. For me (my waist is a tad bigger) I'd probably go with a 46 on the bottom, 44 on top. For coat, 44, probably

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janice844
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Date: 12/3/11 1:59 PM

Hi Katy,
Thank you for replying to the post! It was actually posted by my cat by treading on my keyboard! I'd just started it off when he did it!
When I look at my measurements I seem huge! And I can't begin to believe I need to cut such a big size pattern, I like to kid myself that I can get into a UK size 14 but I'm deluding myself I'm afraid! perhaps if it's a flared shape I might just squeeze in but the armholes pull forward when they're not big enough on the bust. I've taken to wearing tunics with leggings and boots, I won't show my arms, so I'm usually wearing a cardigan! I'm always on the lookout for patterns which will suit my figure.

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Date: 12/3/11 4:48 PM

Janice is the 39" your full bust or your upper bust?

janice844
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Date: 12/7/11 5:42 AM

Hi Julia,

My high bust is 38"
Full bust 39"

Thanks

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