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Tracing pattern a little big.
Reducing waist and hip size.
kayakpeak
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Date: 5/20/13 0:23 AM

I traced a jeans pattern cut to medium and needed the waist and hip area a little larger so I cut the fabric from the waist to the crotch area larger than what I needed. Would it be unreasonable to seperate the seams at the outside leg seam and restitch with a larger seam allowance in that length of waist to crotch without seriously distorting other areas of the garmet.
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Date: 5/20/13 9:17 AM

There is a point that you can't adjust at the side seams without distortion how much depends on the cut of the pattern. You will generally be safe with about 1/2 inch change in seams.

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