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Posted on: 4/26/03 1:47 AM
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To save copying an entire pattern twice just to get two lengths of the garment (i.e., a regular shirt and a tunic), just make a copy of the shorter version, then make a copy of only the longer part (an extension piece):( photo 1)
Mark the cutting line of the shorter version on the extension and allow 1” – 2” above that line for overlap. Then, when making the longer style, overlap and pin the extension on the shorter piece (photo 2 ) and…bingo! You’re good to go!

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ReneeO said... (4/24/04 1:00 AM) Reply
Great idea Lisa! I've been putting off tracing a really simple dress because I want to make all three lenghths. Thanks for posting!
Jan Davis said... (5/2/03 0:26 AM) Reply
This is a great idea Lisa! So simple but will save tons of time and paper. Thanks!
KarenP said... (4/28/03 5:44 PM) Reply
What a great idea! I just copied a t-shirt pattern twice for this very reason. Luckily it was a baby shirt, so didn't take very long! :-)
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