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Posted on: 6/14/03 5:31 PM
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I found this method worked great for fitting pants over my big behind. It is easy and I expect would work for many other alterations.

The method is described on the Threads Magazine website at URL Even after using the Palmer/Pletsch fitting for pants book I still had trouble getting enough extra fabric to cover my big rear. I used the method for increasing the length of pants back found in this article and it worked way better than just increasing the inseam, which the pattern and the Palmer/Pletsch book suggested.

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Karla Kizer said... (4/8/05 10:39 PM) Reply
I have no idea how I wound up repeating that URL and having it post as a comment. I am apparently cyber-spacey. Sorry, everyone....
Karla Kizer said... (4/8/05 10:36 PM) Reply
els said... (6/23/03 4:27 PM) Reply
Maria Hatfield here is the website
Maria Hatfield said... (6/23/03 12:34 PM) Reply
i cant seem to get this page to show up.
GorgeousFabrics said... (6/18/03 1:16 PM) Reply
This is an excellent tip. After seeing it, I pulled out the Threads issue (No. 85, Dec. 1999) and read it - easier on the eyes. Then I promptly used it for a pair of pants for a lady with what I call "J. Lo butt" I love the fact that it doesn't distort the grainline! Next I'm going to try it on a princess line top for me. Thanks! -Ann
Mandolin82 said... (6/15/03 3:18 PM) Reply
Towanda, let me know what you think of the book. I think I might order it myself. SUsan
Towanda said... (6/15/03 11:01 AM) Reply
Susan I just ordered her book. I have used this technique in the past and it worked better than others I have used. Now I can't find my copy of this article, the article has more info than the website. This technique is great for sizing up patterns.
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