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Seam Allowance McCalls 8486

Geraint | Posted in Pattern Discussion on

Hello All, hope you can help.

I’ve just started McCalls 8486 shirt A for summer. The seam allowance in the sewing information section states “Use 1/4″ (6mm) seam allowance unless otherwise indicated”. This seems (pardon the pune) very small. I’m used to 1.5cm seam allowances unless indicated. The 6mm allowance does not line up with the Dots, by about 1cm. If I baste through the dots this is outside of the seam allowance but if I stick with the 6mm seam allowance I have to baste and staystitch within 6mm which is challenging.

Does anyone know this pattern and have any advice before I stitch the front facing on with a 6mm allowance.

Thanks

Geraint

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