07 Mar Dress Pattern Alteration – Back Dress too Long
Pin parallel lines across the back bodice, between the shoulder blades and the waist. Pin in enough fabric to leave the back hanging straight to the waist. You’ll be reducing the back length of your block or pattern by this amount. Mark across to the front side seam the same amount to be converted into extra darting.
- Fold the excess length out of the back bodice, keeping the centre back on a straight line.
- Mark the same amount on the front side seam as in the diagram.
- Connect this measurement to the bust point as darting.
- This extra darting can then be transferred into the existing bust dart ready for your pattern making projects.