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Posted on: 12/31/08 12:01 PM
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I found that I could drastically shorten my alteration time by simply cutting the BWOF one size larger than my measurements, but leaving off the seam allowances.

I still highly recommend making a muslin to double check. I also suspect the the amount of design ease in the pattern will dictate if you should trace a size larger or not.

See more on my blog:
http://sewingtodistraction.blogspot.com/2008/12/bwof-11-2008-111-red-wool-dress-in.html

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MelC said...
Sounds great! I'll have to give your trip a try.
12/31/08 10:13 PM
piffle said...
Give this a try, but I also found out that official instructions for petite-ing Burda patterns is available at the BurdaEnglish yohaoogroups site as well.
1/1/09 9:25 AM
nancy2001 said...
That's a great idea.
1/3/09 3:00 PM
yorkshire lass said...
I have found this has worked for me too, though I have only tried it on trousers and skirts so far.
1/8/09 8:44 AM
glitzygirl said...
that's great! I've just subscribed to their magazine, why didn't I think if this before! I also sew Ottobre and this does make a lot of sense, and I only use about 1cm seam allowance and most patterns have about 1cm difference between sizes. Hmmmm, I must look into this next time I'm tracing a pattern.
2/3/09 4:11 PM
 
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