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Topic: Resizing a blazer. Muy nervous.  (Read 826 times)
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« on: November 12, 2005 12:42:17 PM »

I just bought this wonderful navy corduroy blazer, having finally found one that fits my wide shoulders and long torso, and it has just the right neckline, and it's wonderful.

However, it's... well... a little too big. From about my chest to the bottom (i.e. I have a waist worth showing off, and this jacket doesn't have much in that department). Any idea how I could take it in without cutting it up first (i.e. without the potential for a horrible, un-undo-able messup)?

« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005 07:47:38 AM »

You can add princess seams, like the green lines here.

Taper the seam to nothing at the armhole edge and take in enough to shape it around your waist.  You can put a similar seam in the back and you can shape the side seams too.

Put it on inside out and pin the seams.  Then try it on right side out.  If it looks pretty good, hand or machine baste the seams and try it on again.  Then, when you've got it right, sew it up, trim the seams (clip the curves) and press the seams open.  

Of course you have to find a place to open up the lining if there is one, to get at the jacket.  

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