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Cutting and Fitting the Grand Aissiette
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Figure 6. Pattern of body. The darts are eliminated by deducting their measurement from the front and sides of the pattern pieces and the center front seam is curved outward to accommodate the padding typical of this style. The waist is tightly fitted. The effect is to look very sleek, but the actual purpose is to help prevent the garment from riding up over the ribcage when the arms are lifted.