Hi everybody! I’m new here and new to sewing, and hoping someone here can help me with a question. I am working with a vintage pattern for a dress, but I am only using the bodice then “frankensteining” a different skirt onto it. That isn’t my problem though…. I tried out the patter today on some scrap fabric to see how it would fit. Unfortunately it’s too small in the waist – fine in the bust and shoulders, but too small in the waist. I want to add about an inch to it. That seems like it would be easy enough if it weren’t a panelled bodice. I’m totally puzzled about where to add the width without messing up the fit of the bodice elsewhere.
Hopefully I can describe the pieces well enough to get some guidance! So, there is a front center piece, then two curved side pieces which deliver the nice curves both on the front and the back. There are then two piece for the back which come together in a V with a zipper. I like how the front fits including the bust and the armholes. I was thinking that I could just make the two back pieces wider and adjust the angle of the V starting at the neck so that they still come together with the right length to do the zipper. I’m wondering if the smarter approach though is to add the width in the side pieces. The complication there though is that I don’t want the bust or armholes to be effected.
Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
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