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Date: 4/21/13 7:31 PM

Hi, I am shortening the pants rise at the line indicated on the pattern, and suddenly got confused about how to do it. I am probably overthinking it but, do I cut the pattern there and lift the lower part up the amount I need? Fold the pattern, taking the entire amount from below the line? Take some from above and some below? Halp!

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Date: 4/21/13 7:41 PM

Fold out the excess as the pattern lines indicate. It should not matter in which direction to lay the fold.

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Date: 4/21/13 8:23 PM

Thanks PattiAnn!

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Date: 4/22/13 0:00 AM

Be aware that if you fold it, you will need to make the fold half of what you need to take up. I prefer to cut on the line and move the piece up the amount I need. That way, when my brain gets fuzzy, I'm not having to figure out using half of what I want...I can have it all... at a glance.

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Date: 4/22/13 12:41 PM

You can hold the fold with Nexcare paper tape (adhesive tape for sensitive skin). It looks like paper, doesn't get brittle and holds the adjustments very well. I keep this and painter's blue tape as sewing staples.




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