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From: Terrie
Date: 10-09-2003, 10:21 AM (1 of 4)
I'm trying to make a large childs cape for halloween my fabric is 42 in wide the pattern calls for 45 in wide since this will drape how can I adjust the pattern to fit the fabric?
User: Terrie
Member since: 10-09-2003
Total posts: 2
From: dmoses
Date: 10-09-2003, 10:37 AM (2 of 4)
Hi Terrie,

What does the pattern piece look like? Will it be cut on the fold? Maybe it is supposed to be cut on the bias. Have you tried placing your pattern piece on the fabric? Where is the shortfall...along the bottom, along the front edges of the cape, etc.?

If it is a Halloween cape, it probably won't matter if it is slightly narrower, or shorter than the pattern calls for.

If you can give a us a little more info, I am sure someone here will have a solution for you. :smile:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: Debzy
Date: 10-09-2003, 12:44 PM (3 of 4)
hi terrie, welcome to the boards!
have a look at the layout on the pattern instructions. do they use the full width? if not you'll be ok.
if they do, you can just taper you pattern piece to fit on. you'll only lose a tiny bit in the fullness, i don't think it would be noticeable reeally. and if it's only for halloween...:bluesmile
User: Debzy
Member since: 06-02-2003
Total posts: 71
From: Terrie
Date: 10-09-2003, 12:47 PM (4 of 4)
Thanks Donna
the pattern extended the fabric at the bottom and all sides were cut sides I went ahead and folded the pattern in to match the fabric and it was ok for a costume but I'm not sure that I shouldnt have allowed more at the top of the cape but it worked thanks for your help
User: Terrie
Member since: 10-09-2003
Total posts: 2
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