Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sizing Up A Pattern - M4817

My friends sister asked me to make this skirt several weeks ago. Being an unexperienced fabric and pattern shopper, she inadvertently picked up the wrong size. So I had to scale the pattern size up to her body measurement. Occasionally, I find myself doing this type of pattern alteration when my/the size is sold out or the pattern is from the period when there was only one size included in the envelope.

There is how I did:

I evenly divide the needed amount at the seam allowance. This technique is easily done for skirts and pants, but can be a little tricky for blouses, dresses and jackets. But it's doable. It just takes a little time.

The finished skirt. She's a happy lady.

1 comment:

  1. I am sure that it is difficult for her to find a good denim skirt and you did a great job of grading this up for her!



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