To grade a pattern to fit different sizes, refer to the illustrations, instructions, and two charts that follow.
If you want to use a pattern that is too small, or too big, you need to know the way garments differ in proportion from one size to another.
Learn how to alter the pattern of your jeans for a customized fit.
If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.
Once you select your style and perfect the fit, you can sew your own custom bra again and again.
If you've succeeded sizing your pattern to make a pair of pants that fit, you can record your changes on these downloadable planning sheets.
A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all.
For an exact replica of your body, make a molded papier-mâché dress form.
This take on the duct-tape method for making a dress form is a bit more difficult than our quick and easy method but provides a closer fit.
Every sewer needs a dress form. Here are four fast, cheap (and amusing!) ways to make your own.
Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.
© 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Subscribe today and save up to 44%