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Hand Drafting A Skirt Block Page 6

 Make the Waistline - Part 3

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 Part 3 - Marking the Waistline

Part 3 -  Marking the waist.
Stage 7

Next mark the waist.  To do this measure 5 cm on each side of the side seam line at the top of the rectangle and make a clear mark on each top waist line.   N>B

 If you have a thicker waist this is the time to make that adjustment.  So for example to allow for a thicker waist you might make those same marks, but only 4cm instead of 5cm.

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