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Topic: Pattern Resizing, Help me, Please!  (Read 421 times)
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« on: August 23, 2006 05:14:34 PM »

 I realize that this is probably pretty easy to do. But I have never done it, and being new to sewing, I'm not sure how to go about it.

I bought a vintage Butterick pattern (from the late 60's), traced the pattern on some swedish tracing paper, and was about to cut fabric when I thought it looked a little big. I the pattern piece up to me and it was huge! I realized the pattern I bought was a 36 bust, but thanks to some recent weightloss, I am now a 34 bust. I was a 36 for so many years, when I bought the pattern I must have still had the mindset that it was my size.

Anyhow.... It's a pinafore/smock style top. Very simple... But where do I start?


« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 07:23:47 AM »

Here is a great tutorial from New Mexico State University giving a thumbnail of alll kinds of alterations!  It is wonderful.  Sometime when you have time you need to take a few minutes and see what other sewing leaflets they have published.  (Anyway), you'll find good instructions for all kinds of alterations here.

Also, beware that depending upon when your pattern was made in the 60's it could be new sizing (started about 67 or so) or "old" sizing which had different proportions.  Carefully measure everything.  The old patterns were made for much less "woman" than the new. 
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