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How to Add a Princess Seam

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There are a number of advantages to fitting with princess seams. Because of their length, and where they fall on the body, these construction seams are ideal places to adapt a garment's fit. The bust can be refitted to match your exact bust-cup size, the waistline contoured to your shape, and the hip area changed to accommodate fuller or slimmer hips. Connie Crawford explains how to get the perfect fit in this article from Threads #170.

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