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From: mommydionne
Date: 06-30-2005, 08:37 AM (1 of 4)
Anyone have some good suggestions for easy to alter patterns after the garment has been finished, baby #4 is now 7 months and I still have about 5-10lbs to go to get back to my regular weight, most of my regular patterns are quite detailed and unless I feel like taking things apart completely are not all that alterable (new words I know, I need to buy a thesaurus).
I've already made a few things for my larger size post baby but now they are too big (think saggy bum) and my old clothes are just a tad too tight (not a pretty sight :bg: )
The new threads has an article about this but mine is not here yet sigh....
I may just spend the summer in t shirts and elastic skirts! thankfully I am self employed and can do this!!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: AndreaSews
Date: 06-30-2005, 08:09 PM (2 of 4)
You wanted advice, but all I have is sympathy!! It's a time in our lives that seems to be meant to make us learn something from our awkwardness! We're lucky that drawstring pants seemed to become popular in the past few years. It's also a style that is relatively easy to re-fit because of its simplicity.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: blessedmommyuv3
Date: 07-08-2005, 04:14 PM (3 of 4)
You might want to grab a copy of the upcoming issue of Threads; it looks like it deals with this exact problem :smile:

Jen :bg:
User: blessedmommyuv3
Member since: 05-18-2004
Total posts: 263
From: mommydionne
Date: 07-08-2005, 06:10 PM (4 of 4)
I'm (impatiently) waiting for my issue to arrive in the mail!!!!!! :re: always a great way to spend an evening.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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