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HELP – how do I slash and spread –

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maddog3 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi, this is Mrs. Maddog, over from breaktime. I am familiar with the term slash and spread but have never used it. I don’t know how to do the measurements. isn’t there some pivoting involved I just don’t think it’s as easy as needing to add two inches to something so slash and spread one inch here and one inch there – can anyone help ???TIA

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, wer ist jetzt der Idiot ?

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    Becky-book | | #1

    Well, it depends on what needs to be changed and where!What pattern piece and how much to add?

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      maddog3 | | #2

      thanks for the quick reply - I want to start working on a baseball type shirt but with only 3 buttons, I am going to need 4 more inches (girth) - do I need to do the slash and spread on each pattern piece )right and left)? anything on the back ? what about ease I know ease is already built in most patterns just didn't know if I had to address it - as I said I've heard and seen on tv (long ago) the method, but I've never used it and thought I should consult with the experts before destroying several pattern pieces. Hope I have made myself clear - thanks again.

      1. DONNAKAYE | | #3

        Four more inches in girth?  To spare yourself a nervous breakdown, can you get the pattern one or even two sizes bigger?  Or do the neckline, shoulderline and armholes already fit in the size you have and all you need is girth?

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          maddog3 | | #4

          hee hee, as I explained to Becky, it's those darned old chocolate chip cookies that caused the problem - I have the biggest size pattern and it only goes to size Large that is my delimna, it is a style that can be as flattering to my bowling ball (in place of hour glass) shape. I have a Nancy Zieman book called "fitting finesse" and she uses the pivot method instead of the slash and spread method - I thought I would make a muslin sample trying that. Turns out looks like I had the answer right under my nose - so that;s what all those books are for on my shelf - TO R E A D - anyway, long story short - too late - I will try her method and see how it works, in my reading she adds 4 inches or more so looks like that will be my experiment for the day - I'll let you know how it works. thanks for reply
          chris

          1. DONNAKAYE | | #5

            Yeah, I was going to suggest the pivot/slide method.  Nancy's book has great illustrations about how to best accomplish those tasks, I agree.  I read somewhere in the last few days that when you're adding more than so many inches of width to a garment that the sleeve needs to be altered somewhere other than the underarm of the sleeve, but I don't know where I read it.  It made perfect sense to me at the time.  In other words, you don't just add, say, 1" to the underarm portion of the sleeve to compensate for the lengthened armscye; you have to lengthen the cap of the sleeve, etc.  I'll try to put my hands on it.  Otherwise, you're going to have all this "baggage" under the sleeve and wind up with this big humongous sleeve when all you needed was the girth.  Perhaps someone else can tell me where I saw this?  Maybe it was in Nancy's book, because I was just looking at that yesterday.....d.

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