Sunday, 3 July 2016

Tummy Alteration Tips

This technique is courtesy of Sandra Betzina. Check the tummy measurement not just the waist. There are several techniques that Sandra describes, to be used in conjunction rather than using one technique too much.

Technique 1:

  • Graduate to a larger size from the armhole down, but only out to a maximum of 2 sidelines. More than this starts to look likes wings!
  • Add to the CF (make a diagonal line) from the bust level down.

Technique 2:

  • On princess-line patterns with a side front, add extra to the seam line from the bust level down.
  • On princess-line patterns with a side back, add extra to the seam line from the bust level down.

Technique 3:

  • Reduce the take-up of waist darts, but don't eliminate - too boxy.

Technique 4:

  • From the side seam, draw up-side down Ls (diagonal short arms) to the hem and cutting along lines leaving a small 'hinge' at the side seam.
  • Splay the pattern the desired amount, a total of 6" total can be gained.


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