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making a fitted skirt smaller
adjusting the size of a fitted skirt
Trisam  Friend of PR
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Date: 6/3/12 3:12 PM

Hi! I just finished a skirt, Simplicity 2226, and it is too big.It is fitted and has a zipper. I thought to bring it in at the sides. Could I take it in on the yoke sides or the sides of the skirt and the yoke sides? What should I do?
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tinflutterby  Friend of PR
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Date: 6/4/12 0:45 AM

You do have the right idea. Fitted skirts are altered at the side seams and you take it in as much as needed where needed. The pockets make taking it in more challenging. There is a limit to how much you can take it in and still have the pockets look right. That said I would think 1/2-3/4 on each side would work fine making it 2-3" smaller.tapering to the original seam or not as you choose.

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