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« on: June 28, 2007 07:46:37 PM »

I can't for the life of me find the site that explains how to do this.  Anybody able to help me out?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 11:48:19 PM »

Ah, yes. I tried to find grading/degrading resources online last year, but there wasn't anything. I've since purchased a book, and I now understand why -- the process is very complex, and requires quite a bit of illustration, so it isn't really a great topic for the web.

My best suggestions are look at the library for a grading book (prepare to be daunted, but it's not that hard once you get going!) or try to find a modern pattern with fit lines similar to those of your vintage pattern, and just borrow the style lines.

Sorry not to be of more help!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 09:21:46 AM »

If you have a pattern that is on gridded paper, enlarging it to its original size isn't too hard.  It's the resizing it for a specific person that can get intense.  If you want to do the former, http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/resize/resize.shtml can help.  If you want to do the latter, I would second cleandirty and get a copy of a book on grading or making a pattern block (The Costume Technicians Handbook is one example).  Then you can work from there.  Good luck!

« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 04:29:45 PM »

Thanks!   It's relocating the darts that kill me...
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