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Susan C
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Date: 10/29/12 11:51 PM

I made a muslin and it fits very close. I can't decide if I should add 1/4" each side (1" total) at the hips just for a bit more ease or leave it. I don't wear jackets closed anyway and I'm losing weight so it should fit the way it's supposed to in a couple of months anyway.

It really could use an FBA but I don't want a visible bust dart and there really is nowhere to hide it so rotating the dart won't work.

So what do you all think? Opinions welcome!

Thanks.

Susan

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Date: 10/30/12 9:36 AM

I think you are going to have to do the FBA anyways....you've got a pulling effect at the button/closure area -

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Date: 10/30/12 1:33 PM

I agree it needs the FBA. That would take care of the hip area also. Well sewn darts in good fabric are almost invisible. As someone who needs an FBA, I learned long ago that darts are our best friends when it comes to a good fit whether you wear the jacket buttoned or not. It looks pretty good but the FBA would make it look great IMHO.
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Date: 10/30/12 2:12 PM

I just made up the Colette Anise jacket, which has no darts in the front, and had to add in a bust dart for a 2.5" FBA. I was terrified it would change the lines/look of the jacket, but honestly you really can't tell that it's there. The difference in fit is worth the dart, IMO. I have no pulling at the front, and the jacket looks nice and fitted as it's supposed to.

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Susan C
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Date: 10/30/12 3:33 PM

I knew you guys were going to say that! I only need about 1/2". I know because although you can't see it in the picture but it forms into a perfect little dart at the arm.

Does anyone have any suggestions where I could hide the dart? I'm thinking I could rotate it and somehow hide it in or near the collar seam?

Or was someone suggesting adding it to the existing dart (0h, wait, was that a light bulb coming on over my head?)? Can someone tell me how to do that?

Thanks

Susan
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Susan C
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In reply to JudyHan

Date: 10/30/12 3:33 PM

Double post.
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