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Hi guys,
I have a really cute vintage pattern for a childs dungarees and pinafore. Only problen is its a size 1. I would love to know how to make the pattern fit up to a siz 5 maybe? I appreciate any advice on how to size up the pattern. Thanks


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    Jun 10, 2010, 10.08 PMby katexxxxxx

    Four sizes up might be a bit much for a child’s pattern. Start by tracing the pattern rather than cutting the vintage one, in case things go horribly wrong.

    Here is some information about pattern grading: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

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    Jun 11, 2010, 07.34 PMby aibby

    Hi Kate, thanks for the link I had a look at it. I will prob try to size up the pattern by 2 sizes for a start. I will trace the original, as you say.

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      Jun 12, 2010, 01.48 PMby katexxxxxx

      You’re very welcome. :)

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