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Date: 10/9/13 11:09 PM

I've made a muslin of the twisted bodice portion of Simplicity 1733 view A. I'm happy with the size I've chosen, I don't think I need to add to the side seams, but I do need to add some length to get the twisty part to hit me where I want it to below my boobs.

The pattern piece looks like this:

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Where can I add length? I was thinking I should just cut straight across from just under the arm. That way I would avoid adding any length to the part on the right that gets folded up to create the twist in the middle.

I've looked at both the reviews, but they didn't really have anything to say on this. What do you think, oh wise list?

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Date: 10/9/13 11:21 PM

Try adding to the side, tappering across to the center. Something like this >.

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Date: 10/10/13 2:23 AM

If you don't need extra length in the armhole, I would cut an L shape from the neckline to the side seam and expand by that much. That way you don't mess with the twist part.

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In reply to LauraTS

Date: 10/10/13 7:36 AM

I'm going to try it on one more time, but I think I remember part of my problem with trying to figure out how to lengthen it was I didn't want to mess with the armhole.

I will try the L shape.

Would you do it any differently if I needed to pinch out a little dart in the pattern piece right as the arm starts to curve? I find I always have just a bit too much fabric there.

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Date: 11/18/13 1:09 AM

That is such an interesting question!! I take it that the top quarter circle is the neck? and the straight piece on the right is the shoulder line?

So is it the neckline you have to lower (cut and spread) or do you increase the width of the twisty bit (just increasing it on the left there) which might give you a bit more fabric to arrange over your curves, - or perhaps extend the length a bit at that top horizontal line - which would allow on a different plane, more arrangement over your curves.
Just asking - - - not sure myself, would love to hear what the result is....
-- Edited on 11/18/13 1:11 AM --
I've just had another look - talk about being spatially challenged.....I see now that the armhole is at the top there.
-- Edited on 11/18/13 1:18 AM --
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