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PattiMcW
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Date: 8/9/12 10:55 PM

When you fold at the lengthen/shorten line to shorten a pattern l, do you fold the excess up or down? There's a difference in shape if you do it one way as opposed to the other. Thank you!!!!!

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Date: 8/10/12 1:47 AM

I do it in the direction that doesn't get in my way when I true the pattern.

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Date: 8/13/12 7:56 AM

I fold it in the direction where I have to true the sideseam less. Also, sometimes I'll even slash across the line and raise the piece above or below it to shorten.

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