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too fitting for chubby belly?
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Date: 11/22/12 11:46 PM

I am sooo in love with 2788. Haven't bought it yet.

was wanting to know AHEAD of time if I can alter NOT to be so form fitting on my belly.

I don't mind form fitting or semi-fitted and low cut on my bust, just not on my belly.

thanx

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Date: 11/23/12 5:44 AM

That is so cute!
It depends on your body shape but yes, if it is too tight you can add in what you need at the waist. You need to do this before cutting by adding what you need and then redrawing the front and back side seams a bit below the arm to the hem.
Do a muslin first if you have doubts on how much ease you need.

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Date: 11/23/12 4:33 PM

okay thanx, I was maybe thinking of adding a godet in the side seams. Its just so cute, but just too tight for me lol

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Date: 11/23/12 7:30 PM

the trick I've always used: place the CF of the neckline on the fabric fold, and the CF of the hem farther away from the fold. Placing it 1/2" away would give you 1" more room at the bottom, 1" away would give you 2", etc. No pattern modifications needed that way. Over the years, I've done this with wovens and knits, and I've never had my laziness cause a problem; you can still take in the side seams if you over-compensated and the CF will still be on grain.

EDIT: The more you add at the CF, the more important it becomes to adjust the hemline slightly when you cut. You can start at the printed cutting line at the side seam, but add a bit of length, increasing as you move across to the hen CF, creating a gentle arc that will let you cut the last few inches at the CF at a 90 degree angle to the fold. I'm not talking about inches here...more like millimeters.
-- Edited on 11/24/12 7:01 AM --

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Date: 11/23/12 10:58 PM

Yes, I think this one would be very easy to alter. Follow the alterations Karla mentioned above.
I have made this one several times, and didn't find it to be as tight in the tummy/waist as some of the other designs. It worked well for me post pregnancy, even!

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Date: 11/24/12 2:36 PM

its okay, I found a pattern by simplicity or one of the others, almost identical but with more ease built it over the tummy. thanx.

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Date: 12/11/12 8:23 AM

" You can start at the printed cutting line at the side seam, but add a bit of length, increasing as you move across to the hen CF, creating a gentle arc that will let you cut the last few inches at the CF at a 90 degree angle to the fold."
I don't understand where I should add a bit of length and where the arc will be. Would you please explain a little bit more or draw a picture? Thanks in advance.
-- Edited on 12/11/12 8:24 AM --

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Date: 12/12/12 10:38 AM

What a great tip Karla! Is it in the tips section? It needs to be!

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