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Topic: Any ideas on how to turn a child's pattern to fit an adult?  (Read 476 times)
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« on: May 03, 2010 06:40:34 PM »

I'm a beginner sewer, and I fell in LOVE with this:

But I can't seem to find anything in adult sizes that would match it. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010 01:23:58 AM »

It'll be easier to find a similar jumper without the pocket and the hood.  Then add the pocket -supereasy- and hood, easy too.
Making this into a much bigger size will be just like making it from scratch.  Do you know about drafting patterns?

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010 09:04:42 AM »

I have no experience drafting clothing patterns. I think I'll go to Jo-ann's this weekend to see if any adult patterns having something i can modify. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010 10:47:08 AM »

Really cute pattern.

What's the biggest size on it?  Depending on the differential it wouldn't be that hard (going from a girl's 16 to a lady's s/m wouldn't be too hard for example). 

Along the lines of what soorawn said, see if you can find a similar pattern for adults and then lay the two patterns out together to see how the shape differs for things like the neckline so that you can make it more like this one. 

One thing to consider, depending on your figure a girl's style may not suit you so it may be best to find an adult pattern and add the details you like from this one. 

Good luck, can't wait to see the final result. 

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