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Date: 3/7/12 5:47 AM

I was wondering if its easy to take a shirt pattern and alter it so it ties up at the front rather than buttons up?
Do I just change the front so they are triangular rather than straight?

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Date: 3/7/12 5:16 PM

So no buttons, just ties? I'd make fronts extended like you said. There will be some play with darts though, depending on the position of the tie knot.

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Date: 3/8/12 4:38 AM

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So no buttons, just ties? I'd make fronts extended like you said. There will be some play with darts though, depending on the position of the tie knot.

Yep. Its to go over a dress.

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Date: 3/8/12 9:45 PM

If the knot sits higher up then you don't need bust darts - the knot's gathers will replace darts, so I'd remove those...

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