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Hand Drafting A Skirt Block Page 12

 The Thicker Waist - Part 9

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Part 9 - Thicker Waistlines

More people have thicker waistlines than in times past and so adjustments may need to be made to individual blocks.

Part 9 - Thicker Waistlines

When you mark the points for the waistline in stage 7 you can adjust this stage to accommodate a thicker waist.

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So for example instead of marking points 5 cm in from the side construction seam as instructed you might mark them 4cm cm in, allowing the waist on your block to be 1 cm larger on each side.

Bearing in mind the principles of symmetry this will make the waistline a total of 4cm larger overall when the item is constructed as a toile or straight skirt garment.

So use the instruction given in Stage 7 to make the gentle curve to the hipline, but with your wider waist measurements in mind.
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