How do you enlarge a skirt pattern?
Lengthening a Skirt
- Locate the printed “shorten or lengthen line on the pattern and cut along it.
- Tape or glue some paper to one side of the pattern. …
- Align the other half of the skirt pattern to the extended grainline and tape it into position.
- Straighten out and redraw the pattern edges with a pencil and ruler.
How do you determine a pattern size?
On most commercial patterns, your pattern size is determined by 3 measurements- bust, waist, and hips. If you circle your sizes, and you find that your bust lands in size 12, but your waist lands in size 14, go with size 14.
What is a fitting pattern?
What are “fitting patterns”? They are very basic – and yes, very boring – dress or pant patterns that you’ll use to achieve your perfect fit before making sewing patterns for your new designs.