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Date: 9/3/12 3:26 PM

I'm making a shrug type of jacket from Simplicity 2183. I've already done the FBA on the main portion of the front. Would it be necessary to add to the flounce as well? It's basically a large half moon, pinned to a placement line from front to back. A muslin is next on the agenda, but I though I would ask about this first. I'm not a ruffle and doo dad type of person, and rarely deal with flounces and such. This is just the ticket to go over a simple shift, I just had to give it a try(40th High school reunion is coming up)

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Date: 9/3/12 3:42 PM

It is the shoulder flounce right? If you added to the length of the front by doing the FBA then I would think you would need to add to the flounce. A muslin would tell you for sure.

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Date: 9/3/12 4:14 PM

Marie, I was thinking the same thing. This flounce actually goes from the front, over the shoulder, all the way to the lower back. It's hard to tell with paper just what it's doing...it's stiff and sticking straight up. I'm going to run up a quick muslin and see what's happening. It looks like I need to do something with it...I'm just not sure how or where.

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Date: 9/3/12 4:53 PM

Measure it. Measure the length now that you've done the FBA and then measure the pattern. If you're off, then you'll know how much and how much to add.

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Date: 9/3/12 6:24 PM

Heather, you must have been reading my mind...I did just that. I figured before making the muslin, I might as well go on ahead and attempt an FBA on the flounce. I measure the original pattern and then the (traced)altered one that I did. There was about an inch difference in the length of the flounce. That's what I added in the bodice FBA. So, I laid the flounce piece over the front at it's placement lines and drew an FBA adjustment. After opening the cuts, I just filled in the area with paper, without making a side dart. I left that open too. Gonna make the muslin tomorrow. Thanks for your suggestion

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Date: 9/3/12 6:42 PM

Heather and you are on the right track now I think. Also, I'd look at the shape of the flounce. Is it more curved than the neckline area that you'll stitch to? That makes the drape more wavy at the outer hem edge. If that's the case, I wouldn't add the extra 1" all in 1 place as you did on the bodice FBA. I'd divide it maybe into 3 and break open the flounce additions in 3 places. That will help maintain the drapey roll of the flounce hemline.

I recently had this issue on a skirt for my sister-in-law. To match the enlarged skirt width, I graded a hemline flounce larger putting it all in the CF. Now the flounce pattern piece has a flat spot there in the curve. Thank goodness it's noticeable on the muslin that the flounce CF is flat, no roll, and then drapes nicely again at the side. I'll do as I suggest- divide up the extra graded amount and distribute it along the curve to keep the shaping.

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Date: 9/3/12 8:38 PM

When I did flounces for my dresses back in July I found out that the inner circle is the length distance. I don't know how your flounce is formed but I created circles-I could control the length of the flounce by changing the inner circle-bigger gave me more length when I cut it open-don't know if that makes sense or not. You shouldn't need much-an inch or two?

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