Since I couldn’t enroll in night school for Pattern Making Level II because all of the classes were cancelled, I have decided to start sewing and redo the pattern I did for my course. The one I did before needed some work to be done on it. I found that the waist did not fit me. It was too tight. Therefore, I figure with more practice, I will improve.
My problem is that the students purchased a pre-printed pattern pieces for the class. I bought size 4 to 20. I used the size 18 pattern and it did not fit me around the waist. Therefore, I am going to use the size 20 pattern size. I am not sure how far in I should create my darts. In this pattern piece we all puchased, has only one start in it. I want to create two darts for each for the front and back. The measurement from size 4 sewing line to the first line of the dart measures to 51/2 inches. The whole dart measures 2 2/4″. If I measure from the start of the 4 to the size 20, the waist measures 11 1/2″.
For the Front piece, the dart from size 4 sewing line to the dart is is 6 2/4″ and the width of the dart is 2″. From the size 4 sewing line to the 20 sewing line measures 11 3/4″. My waist is 38″. I apologize if I did not explain myself better than this. If you need me to explain it to you better, then I will try and produce a picture. I don’t do a lot of altering patterns. I am hopeful I will get back with time.