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3/29/2009

Shirt Pattern Alteration for Full Hips and Prominent Abdomen




Here are 2 simple pattern alterations that can be made to add extra room for a Prominent Abdomen (tummy) and/or Hips

After slashing and spreading the pattern the necessary amount, "true" the lines of the pattern....as shown by the black lines.
These changes add ease just where it is needed, without having to move up to the next larger full pattern size.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Is this done on both front and back pattern pieces?

Karen

10:33 AM  
Blogger Pamela Erny said...

Karen, the full hip alteration (the diagram on the right) is done on both back and front. The prominent abdomen alteration is done just on the front. Sorry for not making that clear.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! I am pretty proportional excepting my lower hips. Everything that fits my top seems to accentuate my hips and now I can easily adjust without buying a bigger pattern and cutting down.

Thanks!

1:04 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Hey, thank you. I always have issues in the hip area.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Smart alteration. This eliminates get a larger size and cutting down the tricky to fit shoulder/neck area.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Ragnhild said...

Thank you for sharing all those sewing tricks with us! Just one question: I have a very full hip, but also a tiny waist. Does the alteration as described apply for me, too, then?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you! As one with a small bust and larger tummy, I hate buying a bigger size to accommodate the tummy only to have the shoulders drooping and lots of loose fabric.

11:58 AM  
Blogger DeniseM said...

Great, simple way to alter a pattern. I may need to use this on the Negroni shirt I'm making for DH.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I know that this is several years after your post; but--would this be the same kind of pattern alteration to be done for portly men (meaning large abdomen that protrudes outward?) I would love to make my husband shirts and jackets--but he is a portly short person--very difficult to find ready to wear clothing for him. Thanks for your response. Carolyn

4:43 PM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Hello Carolyn,

Yes...this is the method I use most often to add needed "room"
...to shirt patterns for my portly male clients.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great suggestion! Thank you.

10:29 AM  

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