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mommy2myboy
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Date: 8/13/12 8:54 PM

So this maternity dress pattern is longer than I need it. It's dragging the ground. I' ve noticed the front is 4 inches longer than the back and it's for the growing belly. I want the like length longer than where the lines are for the fold so i can't fold there. When i do fold how much extra length do i leave in front? Or do I just make it even? Or what do you recommend? Thank you!
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Date: 8/13/12 9:26 PM

Do you want it floor length? If so, I would just make them even as it won't be too noticeable even with a full-sized belly.

What pattern is it? That would help determine where you can fold up the extra length.
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Date: 8/13/12 10:18 PM

No, I do not want it floor length. The pattern number is B5763.
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Date: 8/13/12 11:45 PM

Cute top! B5763

How long do you want it? It looks like the skirt part should be fairly rectangular so you can draw a line perpendicular to the grainline halfway or so down the skirt. Fold up however much you want there. If it is a lot of length you can draw a couple of lines and fold up a little at each: one at the hip line, one at the knee, and one further down for example.

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Date: 8/14/12 0:01 AM

Better to be a little longer to start with than too short. You can always shorten but you can't add back length.

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Date: 8/14/12 5:07 PM

Sky- I'm wanting it past my calves.
Patty E - So true! Will keep that in mind.
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