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I was wondering if someone could please help me !

I have been reading the instructions on how to make the pattern over and over again and I just don’t understand this bit:

“After drawing the rectangle, divide the measures for bust, waist and hips with 2, add 2 cm to each dimension
and draw each of those measurements into the rectangle, as shown on the diagram.”

I’m looking at the diagram and I can’t see what to mark …

The link I have been looking at is:



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  • Threadbanger_av_large

    Jan 10, 2012, 12.57 PMby blueshoegal

    Why do they always make sewing instructions so difficult to understand?

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s telling you to draw a rectangle. The top line is the bust line (this gets extended up later in the process from what I can tell).

    -You will then need to measure the distance from your own bust to your waist – this will tell you how far down the next line will be (mine is about 9 inches).

    -Repeat for your hips (so measure down from the waist to the hips).

    Your bust waist and hips measurements need to be divided into 2 (so if your bust is 90cm, that becomes 45cm…then add 2cm – so 47cm. This is the amount that sits either side of the line you draw down the middle. I think you add 2cm because this is how big the darts are – so its making an allowance for them.

    Let me know if that is clear as mud or okay :) Ooh and post pictures once your done :)

  • Threadbanger_av_large

    Jan 10, 2012, 01.18 PMby blueshoegal

    Scrap all that – I’ve reread the pattern properly. The bit above that you’ve quoted is just telling you were you need to put the darts (top and bottom of the dart).

    So measure from the inner line outwards along the bust line and divide by 2, then add 2cm – this is were the top of the dart will be.

    Repeat for the other measurements (waists, hips).

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    Jan 10, 2012, 10.32 PMby Joanne Powell

    Thank-you so much ! :D

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