I made the shirt version of this pattern in 2015. I cut the same size, 8, and ended up taking it in the same as last time at the bust and underarm. I kept the size 8 in the sleeves down to the wrist and let the dress out at the top of the pockets. I also cut 1.25 inches off the length and finished it with a wide hem.
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