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You've just finished resizing your pattern piece. That was easy, wasn't it? Repeat this process for every piece in the pattern and that's it- you're ready to make it in your size! Keep in mind, unless your pattern has different lengths for different sizes (which many patterns don't), this method will not help you alter the pattern size for a taller or shorter wearer. See the how-to "Burda Pattern Alteration for Petites" for information on how to lengthen and shorten a pattern. Good luck to my fellow non-standard-size seamstresses!

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    Oct 22, 2014, 03.09 PMby Cat Snr

    The pattern I’m using only has one size…. what then?

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    Jul 21, 2014, 04.14 PMby Paula Renee Smith

    Thank you so much for this!

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    Jun 17, 2014, 12.30 AMby anjagriessmeyer

    This a wonderful tutorial, thank you for sharing! :)

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    Feb 21, 2014, 12.32 AMby Connie Lawson

    I don’t get it. I’m confused by all the lines on the paper. Is that a pattern piece?

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    Aug 15, 2012, 09.49 AMby SassyT

    Thank you.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 10.19 PMby Feenblut

    What if I only have a pattern for one size?

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    Jun 6, 2011, 10.10 AMby Karen Crusoe

    This is the perfect method for adjusting multi-sized patterns!

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    Apr 13, 2011, 04.05 PMby janene

    Brilliant. Thank you for this. All of a sudden I have a lot more patterns to use now!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 11.27 PMby 9crafty11

    Thanks for this tip, I’m going to try to apply it to childrens wear..hope it works!

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    Jan 30, 2010, 03.48 PMby fiddlyfingerwork

    I’ve just read through your instructions and added them to my toolkit, you make pattern adjusting sound simple and do-able, I’m going to have a go on a skirt pattern – thankyou :)

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