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I have a skirt pattern which is lovely but very short and I am quite tall I wanted to lengthen it at the level of the hips through the panels which are curved, above a point where there is a right angle seam (if you look at the pattern you might see what I mean). I cut the pattern 3 cm from the waistband seam and added a 3cm section but now the seams don’t join up properly. Normally I would just draw a line which smoothes out the difference but some of the differences, particularly the piece with the right angle seam in it are really out and I can’t work out how to do this and maintain the waist length and depth of the pieces. Is there a standard way to do this or should I just live with a short skirt? Thanks


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    Mar 2, 2015, 06.13 PMby pattytidwell

    Did you get good advice? I am wondering about this type of lengthening also.

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    Mar 3, 2015, 08.31 AMby judypeg

    Hi. You could try sticking the front pattern pieces together, then add the required length and redraw the right angle seams. Might work.

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    Mar 3, 2015, 04.21 PMby nrobson

    Ive been stuck on a similar quest with a skirt before, sounds tricky, but hope its doable

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