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Petticoats Please

Added Nov 22, 2010

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...




Step 1 Determine your measurements

First, take your waist measurement and determine the petticoat length. (Note: The length should be 1" shorter than the shortest skirt you plan on wearing it under.) In this tutorial, we will be making a three-tiered petticoat using a waist measurement of 28" and a length of 17".

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    Nov 24, 2010, 10.04 AMby lulu62uk

    Ok , I’m not sure that I will be able to explain this very well as I’m not terribly good with computers. But I had a similar problem and my young son sorted me out and showed me what to do, so I hope this helps.

    Once you have the PDF loaded and you are looking at it you will see a bar that runs along the top of it. There will be a box on the bar that has numbers and a percentage sign in it, mine says 40.8%. Can’t say if yours will say different, but it may do. Next to that on the left you will see two little blue circles with plus and minus symbols in them. Just put your cursor on the plus symbol and keep pressing until you get the PDF to a size you want. This works for all PDF’s.

    I just hope that you can understand what I just wrote and that I haven’t confused you even more. Best wishes and good luck. Ps if it’s any consolation I have to constantly ask my youngest son to help me work the computer.

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      Nov 24, 2010, 12.45 PMby wzrdreams

      Thank you for pointing that out. Yes, it is a handy trick for quickly zooming in on the file while at the computer.
      However, the problem with size and wasted space is not fixed if I want to print out the instructions and sew away from the computer or take the instructions fabric shopping.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 04.40 PMby wzrdreams

    When I download the PDF instructions (this is true for all burdastyle downloads) the pictures that accompany the intruction template are too small, making reading the diagrams impossible. This means that in order to follow any tutorial I have to be near a computer and review each intruction step individually.

    Even if I do print out the instructions, the formatting wastes a lot of space (and paper). Also, the inches symbol (") does not properly translate into PDF. This can be confusing. Ultimately I think the PDF format needs work in order to be more functional.

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      Nov 24, 2010, 03.22 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you for pointing out the PDF issue with the inches symbol ("). I will bring it to the attention of the team.

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