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Date: 10/10/13 12:41 PM

Hi,

I'm making a shealth dress to wear Saturday night! I have the pattern all fit and ready to go.

When I took a class from Kenneth King he mentioned tapering a small amount at the bottom of the side seams - to make a more attractive silhouette.

I can't remember where to start and how much to taper?

Can anyone help me? Thanks
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Date: 10/10/13 3:15 PM

You could taper from the hip to the hem reducing each side seam by 1 inch at the hem. That will work in creating a slimmer silhouette.
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Date: 10/11/13 4:39 PM

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You could taper from the hip to the hem reducing each side seam by 1 inch at the hem. That will work in creating a slimmer silhouette.

Agree unless your dress fits the way you like in the hips. In that case start tapering below the hip, about 9" or so above the hem.

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Date: 10/11/13 4:47 PM

If I was doing this, I'd baste the side seams together and try on the dress. I think that way I'd better see a good place to begin the tapering. Then I'd baste the tapering and try it on again to make sure.

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Date: 10/12/13 2:56 AM

Start tapering where you no longer need the fullness, which is generally just below the hip, but don't make it drastic or it will look odd. How much you take in depends on where you begin to taper. If it's higher up you can take in more, and inch or so on either side. If you start tapering lower you may only be able to take in 1/2 an inch. It will still look smart and better than not tapering, with one caveat. If you have very full thighs you may not want to taper at all as that will just accentuate the thighs.
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Date: 10/12/13 6:18 PM

I agree. The easiest and best way to do this is to fit it to your body. Try it on several times before finally stitching it permanently. There is no 'standard' way to do this since there are so many variations in women's bodies.

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