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Lengthening the Top
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Date: 3/27/13 7:58 AM

Butterick 5895

The line drawing appears to show a bust dart somewhat horizontal from the side seam. The pattern piece shows a bust dart at a sharp angle from near the bottom of the side seam going up.

I would like to make this top for my daughter. She is very tall and long waisted. It will fit better if I can add about 1.5 inches to the overall body length.

Any suggestions? I am thinking that if I split the front like I normally would, the dart will become VERY long and this will look awkward.

Thanks!!

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Date: 3/27/13 8:07 AM

Move the dart to the more horizontal position? Decide on the dart placement, and slash the pattern at that point, from the side seam. Close up the existing printed dart with pins or tape; the new, more horizontal dart will open up, and the slashed tissue paper edges will be the new stitching line.

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Date: 3/27/13 1:25 PM

I agree with Karla then just add your 1.5'' to your length and your set to go!

To make sure though, you might want to make a MUSLIN top first just for fit and dart placement before your cut out your final fabric. I do this at times when adjusting a pattern. Fabric is to expenise to waste by mistakes!

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