Isigaba: Pattern Alterations

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering a Neckline on a Pattern

Ukushintsha i-neckline on Iphethini

Altering a Neckline on a Pattern Gaping Neckline Cut along a straight line from the neckline to the waist dart point and then through the center of the waist dart. Rotate to shorten the length of the neckline. The waist dart then widens. Re-draw seam-lines.   Large Neck Lower the neckline, removing it from the […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Creating a Cowl Neck

Ukudala Cowl Intamo

Cowl Intamo Ukuze ulungise eyisisekelo bodice iphethini ukwakha entanyeni cowl: 1. Transfer the bust dart to the side seam by cutting to the bust point and closing up the original bust dart. 2. Take approximately 1 inch from the shoulder point at the neckline and draw a straight line to create a […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering Skirt Patterns

Ukushintshwa Skirt Amaphethini

Bulging ethangeni noma Hips Sika kuze kube hipline kusukela hemline. Gcina kuhambisana umphetho ohlangothini. Move this piece out the desired amount and then re-draw the side seam.   Flat Derriere To alter the pattern to fit snugly around the back, cut directly down the back dart to the hemline and then […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering a Bodice Pattern - Bust

Ukushintshwa Sibonelo bodice – Bust

  Ukushintshwa Sibonelo bodice – Bust Bust Okugcwele Sika ngokusebenzisa maphakathi imicibisholo phambi bese yonkana ngokudayisa yomugqa. Spread the required amount avoiding overlapping at the shoulder seam. Re-draw the seam-lines and darts with the points central to the divides.         High Bust Cut along the bust-line to […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering Arms on a Pattern

Ukushintshwa Arms ku Sibonelo

  Ukushintshwa Arms ku Sibonelo Arm Esibanzi Sika agudle isikhungo asichazele ucezu lemali edingekayo. Add half the amount of the opening to the front and back side seam.   Large Upper Arm Using a tape measure on its side, measure the length of the top sleeve length. Cut […]

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