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Date: 9/2/13 10:24 PM

Not sure if there is such an animal, but I need one. LOL

I'm working on fitting Burda pattern 8157 view A. I need a little bit larger than the largest size, but only in the tummy & hip area. I need to add about an inch but I'm unsure whether to add it to the sides and center back seam or to do the slash & split on the center fronts. I think the pockets may be what's throwing me for a little loop.

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Date: 9/3/13 8:52 AM

I have to do this to get skirts to fit. I slash and add to the center front seam. If you add to the side seam it does not add to the front. Here is a diagram that might help. pattern alteration Scroll down until you find the protruding abdomen alteration.
I need it pretty high so I slash about an 1 1/2 from the top of the pattern. You might have to experiment a little to get the right spot. HTH
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Date: 9/3/13 8:54 AM

lestelle, have you tried not making the darts? Start with leaving out the front darts. If all you need is an inch, that might work. If you need a little more, add it to the side seams. The pockets in this case create part of the side seam. To make adding on easier, just pin the pattern pieces together as though they are one, then add what you need. You can than unpin them after adding the extra and cut as you normally would. I did something similar to a Burda that I just finished. I didn't want the side pockets, so just pinned them on before tracing out my original pattern pieces.
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Date: 9/3/13 3:47 PM

Also, if the center front seam is slanted, you can get some more width by making it straighter.
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Date: 9/3/13 5:34 PM

"Full tummy" sound so much nicer than "protruding abdomen"! While technically correct, it sounds like a medical condition.

(I sometimes call mine my "butt in the front" )
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Date: 9/3/13 7:47 PM

I agree and also take issue with the name. I am not sure "butt in the front" is any betterIt is a mix of mid life and genetics (plus 2 babies). It is what it is but it adds to the fitting problems.
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Date: 9/4/13 0:35 AM

I add whatever the CF allows me to in width until it is no longer slanted and if more width is required, ignore or narrow front darts if they are available. If there are no front darts I would split the remaining width between the front side seams. If there is too much remaining width, I would split the required amount between the front and back side seams at the tummy level.
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Date: 9/4/13 4:05 AM

Are the last 2 pages of the pdf you linked supposed to be blank? I'm just wondering if I loaded it to my computer properly.
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Date: 9/4/13 10:16 AM

It looks like it is blank. I scrolled back through and I think it has all of the fitting issues that I remember seeing on there before. You can go to the site (New Mexico State University extension site) for all kinds of cool sewing stuff like this. It is a great site with lots of help and pdfs addressing sewing issues of all kinds.
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Date: 9/5/13 5:07 PM

I have tried all of the methods mentioned but always wind up with way too much room at the waist. Making the waist fit negates to changes I made to fit tummy. What am I doing wrong?
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