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Flare at bottom of shirt McCall's M6076 6076
but my hips don't curve out that much
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Date: 3/23/14 6:37 PM

Trying to finish a McCall's 6076, my first project since I took a bodice sloper class. It fits decently and the wrinkles below the shoulders should come out once the sleeves get set in.

This pattern has quite a bit of flare at the base by the hips -- but I don't. There's this weird draping. Any thought about eliminating this? Not sure whether to take out the excess at the side seams, the princess seams, or split it among them. How much ease should I leave (this can be a range).

The side seams are halfway done -- sewn at 3/8 inch SA and will finish French seams once I work out this issue. That means there's still an inch of SA to take out of this blouse.
I'm wearing RTW jeans that are baggy in the seat -- don't shoot me, I'm not good enough to make pants yet. On my sides, I pretty much am straight from the high hip to where my thighs angle inward. I have a tummy and a smidgeon of a butt.

Fabric = 60/40 cotton poly broadcloth from Hancock's.

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Date: 3/23/14 7:35 PM

Take a little out of each seam until you are happy with the fit. You can baste with a long stitch first. Be sure to move and sit in this before you finish it.
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Subject: Flare at bottom of shirt McCalls M6076 6076 Date: 3/24/14 0:39 AM

I agree with Kathy. I would take some out from the lower edge tapering to about the waist. You could even pin it out a bit to see approx how much fullness you want to remove. If you only take it from the side seams, you still might have a funny drape from the princess seam.

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