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A-line skirt finished except for hem….

cathync | Posted in Fitting on

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I made the skirt using a size 12 pattern (as determined by my measurements) and it is a little too big in waist and hips. Would it be OK to just take it up a little starting at the waist, all the way down the side seams, so that I don’t have to take the skirt apart and start over? Next time, I am going to try using a size 10 pattern.

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  1. silkscape_ | | #1

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    Of course its OK! that's the beauty of being your own designer/dressmaker. Just be careful to make smooth transitions, keeping as true as possible to the original shape of the pattern pieces.

    I was taught that its "OK" to take or add as much as 2" to the side seams of a garment. However, I never did clarify whether that meant literally 2" at EACH side seam (which would be 8" around a two piece A-line skirt) or 2" total (1/2" at each side seam.) I suspect its the former. And in any case, I don't think the "rule" matters terribly. What matters is that you are maintaining the line of the skirt and darts and curves are still where they should be. That's all.

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