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Grading up vintage raglan dress
help grading raglan vintage pattern from 30 to 32
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Date: 10/28/12 9:40 AM

I purchased a very narrow, straight vintage top/dress pattern with raglan sleeves thinking it'd be easy to grade up from 30 to 32, but of course, dealing with a raglan is a whole different ball of wax. The dress is only slightly small, at the neck, bust and hips (which never happens to me, but then I saw the pattern is for 33" hips, and even I'm not that tiny!). Since the neck was tight too, I laid both the front and back half-pattern pieces half an inch from the fold, and then cut with an extra half inch at the seamline, figuring that would give me enough room to play.

You can probably tell that my math skills were wanting, since that is 4 inches at the bust rather than two, so now it's big, but before I start again, I wanted to ask, is this a reasonable way to go about trying to get this done? Next time I thought I would I just add the extra bit in the middle of the garment by adding the exra at the fold, and then cut the side seamlines as given.

I also cut the front neck a little lower, and added a little bit at the top of the sleeves, since the neck was so tight, but again, overshot the mark, and now I think it's too wide, so planned to just cut the front and leave the sleaves alone.

And if anyone knows of good directions to grade raglans, please let me know, I looked and looked, and couldn't find anything useful.... Thanks in advance.

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