I’d be grateful for some advice, please.
I’m using the pattern to make five adult bridesmaids’ dresses (!) and have already encountered a problem with the first bridesmaid being typically pear-shaped. She’s a size 14 on her bust and waist, but with 41 inch hips, falls halfway between a size 16 and size 18. Let’s call it a size 17. My problem is that I’ve got to somehow fit the size 17 skirt onto the size 14 bodice (it attaches just under the bustline). The only way I can do it is by keeping the top of the skirt to a size 14 and tapering out the seams down towards the hipline, but in total, I’ve got to add 2 ¼ inches to the skirt. I thought I’d do it on the side seams, but that’s a lot to have to taper out over a fairly short distance. I can’t do it on the front and back panel seams, because the front panel and back panel have ‘common’ seams, which won’t match the side front and side back if I adjust them, if you see what I mean!
Sorry, I didn’t understand about attaching a link, so I hope this one works!
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How many replies does this post need to be implimented? This is an awesome idea!
Burda has a video class you can watch on grading up or down any size if you want to pay…
you can grade the pattern if you take the difference needed for the size you want….
Thank you – I’ll have a look now.