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Date: 7/17/13 9:56 AM

I'll ask DH to take a few pictures when if he comes home for lunch.

I'm a 36E bra size and usually have to do an FBA. I'll be honest - I don't like darts in t shirts.

I've tried other Jalies choosing a small size to fit my neck and shoulders then attempting an FBA. They looked terrible.

I read somewhere to just pick your Jalie size by your full bust size. I also decided to just trace, cut and sew that size without overthinking (in other words, not even altering for my larger hips. i don't do it with RTW so I reasoned it was worth a try and would give me a better baseline.)

I was shocked to see that it fits like a high end RTW t shirt. Like RTW, the fit isn't perfect.

The shoulder seam hangs at least an inch off my shoulders. There are a few horizontal wrinkles pulling over the bust. The front and back lengths are the same (I can't believe that - I'm wearing the muslin and want to see if that will change over the next hour or two.)

I think my next step will be to try Debbie Cook's Cheater FBA. I'm wondering if I should narrow the shoulders at the same time?

Maybe attacking one thing at a time is the way to go.

Thoughts?

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Date: 7/17/13 10:09 AM

If your length is the same front and back, the "cheater" method might work. If the front hikes up, you will have to add to the length. I would go ahead and adjust the shoulders at this time too. In this case, one adjustment doesn't really affect the other.
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Date: 7/17/13 10:40 AM

Ah thank you!

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