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From: KCMT
Date: 02-24-2007, 08:04 PM (1 of 4)
Why is it when I convert a pattern for my daughters' dance costumes from a woven style into a lycra or super stretch, I have to drop 2 sizes or then usually have to alter more when I prefit the garments? Any ideas to help me avoid altering altogether, as it is so time consuming?

TIA :whacky:
User: KCMT
Member since: 02-24-2007
Total posts: 3
From: Sherri
Date: 02-24-2007, 08:49 PM (2 of 4)
use a pattern made for stretch?
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User: Sherri
Member since: 02-07-2001
Total posts: 357
From: KCMT
Date: 02-24-2007, 09:12 PM (3 of 4)
out there that I adapt for costumes. There are so much more design possibilities with woven patterns styles.
User: KCMT
Member since: 02-24-2007
Total posts: 3
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 02-24-2007, 10:19 PM (4 of 4)
My thought would be if you know you have to drop 2 sizes or such and you are doing alot of alterations maybe it would be a good thing to do a basic pattern that fits her and then adapt your styles from there. It seems to me if you have the basic down pat you will be likely to change and add whatever you want as long as the the base fits. That's really all sewing is anyway, and no I haven't done dance costumes but when Shirley Adams had a show on T.V. that is where I got the idea from.
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
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