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If you look at your pattern, you'll notice that the corners on every size lie in a straight line. At one such corner, place your ruler or measuring tape so that it runs through the corner of each pattern size. Measure the distance between the corners. Then mark a new point inside the size 34 outline (or outside the size 42 outline if you're making the pattern larger) at the same interval. In this illustration, the corners of the pattern sizes are spaced 1cm apart from each other, so we draw the new corner 1cm inside of the size 34 pattern, in line with the other corners. This will become the corresponding corner on your new pattern outline. Repeat this process for every graded corner. Leave any corners that are the same (shared) for all pattern sizes unchanged.

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    Oct 8, 2011, 07.32 PMby David Stous

    How would I make a pattern larger if I’ve used an existing garment to make the initial pattern? I have an XL men’s jacket that I have taken apart, but I need the final piece of clothing to be an XXL. Is it still 1cm larger at all edges? 1/2-inch doesn’t seem like it would be enough.

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