Friday, December 27, 2013
How to Shorten a Bodice Pattern
Create a fold along the bottom line be folding the pattern under, just temporarily.
Now unfold and bring that bottom line up to match the top line, creasing the pattern for an exact match.
Pin or tape in place. Notice that the side seam and dart lines now have a jog in them. Those need to be corrected. Place a ruler along this line, matching each end of the ruler with the end points of that line. Draw a NEW cut/sew line. This new line should run between the jags. This is called TRUE, or truing the line. Now alter the front pattern pieces in the same way, shortening in the same location as the back.