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I’m wanting to take a normal tee shirt pattern and add fullness and gathers to it. I love this tee:


But it’s too short to me and the sleeves are flutter sleeves – I’d prefer either longer full sleeves or puff sleeves. Just something not as short that won’t show my upper arm.

What I love about it is the soft gathers around the neckline and the fullness throughout the torso and into the hip area. It’s just so soft and flowy. I know for neckline gathers, you would slash and spread, but how would I add fullness to the hip area as well? Would I just slash the whole pattern and spread it rather than slashing just to a bust point?


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    Mar 1, 2014, 08.30 AMby Mokara

    Yes, you can create 2 or 3 slash lines from neck to hem, cut and spread as much as you need. Make sure you blend neckline area and adjust back pattern. Hope this helps.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 07.51 AMby Deanna31

    I would spread the hemline wider then the neckline though as it doesn’t look too gathered on the neckline

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    Mar 10, 2014, 04.35 PMby June Papp

    Wedding dress has chiffon ruching over bridal silk on a v-neck halter. It needs to hold its own. Its still too see through even with a polyester lining. It also has a very low cut back. How can it firm up, it still looks sloppy?

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