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Liberty Shirt
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Date: 3/11/14 7:23 PM

Has anyone made this? I am wondering about the fit for a plus size person.

I bought the pattern a number of years ago when Linda Lee was a guest speaker at a local fabric store. I tried on a sample of the shirt back then and was surprised at how nice it looked. Of course now I can not remember what size I tried on or what size I was when I tried it on?


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Date: 3/11/14 7:28 PM

No, but I've considered taking her Craftsy class, and she uses the Liberty shirt in that class. You are going to make me go buy that class now, lol. Go for it. I think it's a lovely shirt.

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Date: 3/11/14 7:39 PM

Thanks for the reminder; I took that class. Might be a good idea to review before I start to sew.

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Date: 3/11/14 10:20 PM

That top is on the top of the pile for me. I find a lot of her things are drafted shorter than I like. I have abigger belly now, so I like a little extra coverage. I have heard that it is a slimmer fit than you would think from looking at the envelope.

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Date: 3/12/14 8:26 AM

If you remember what fabric the shirt was made of email or call them and they will tell you what size it was. I've done that in the past and they were very helpful.

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Date: 3/12/14 9:16 AM

I took the craftsy class with her, Sewing with silk using the Liberty shirt, and I love the blouse I made. I get lots of compliments on it, now I want to make one in linen for summer. I also made her Siena shirt last month with linen using the Siena and Cortona pattern, and love it also. I highly recommend them.

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Date: 3/12/14 11:13 AM

The liberty shirt is one of their best patterns. Look at the reviews on PR. There are 17, with lots of good tips and comments.

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Date: 3/12/14 11:39 AM

Dorothy- thanks for suggesting a look thru the 17 Liberty Shirt reviews. To my eye the front looks short, especially compared to the pattern drawing. That comes much closer to the crotch break and on real people is is quite a few inches above. I'd add to the front and back length and it could always be shortened back in fitting. A number of reviewers mentioned the sleeves are long. So with long flowy sleeves, the body appears to me even shorter. Since I'm full busted, it may be I'm sensitized to tops coming up short in the front. I'd definitely be looking at that front/back length and relationship in a quick muslin.

Shams of the blog "Communing with Fabrics" reviewed her wonderful pullover version in knit. She put the front on the fold at the center front- very nifty idea. Another reviewer suggested it as a summer topper. The Liberty looks good on a number of people; I'd just add that it gives a slimming shape when the fabric is drapey and can collapse against the body. A crisp hand fabric will give more architectural form standing away from the body. Depends what you are aiming for in each version.

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Date: 3/12/14 11:48 AM

I did look at the reviews however there aren't any from a plus size women. I wondered if I should do a FBA?

After I posted this I went to communing with fabric blog because I remembered that sfshaza had made this top. Yep, I have to do an FBA.

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Date: 3/13/14 8:53 AM

thanks wendyrb. I agree with you about that short front and the need for a drapey fabric. I will make a muslin. I keep thinking I can skip this step, but know that is a really bad idea.
In the directions Linda has you putting the hems in before you sew anything else. I think the front hem is going to hit me at the fullest part of my tummy. Not a good look for me.

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