A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
~ Variously attributed
So, I'm trying to get a size 4 women's evening gown dress pattern to fit my 10-year-old niece. While she recently had an upward growth spurt, she's still waiting for her curves to come in.
I would be in way over my head, except for one bit of luck - the crux of our fitting problems are based on a single pattern piece - the waist band. In its first incarnation, it would be about 27 inches (after the installation of a zipper).
It needs to be closer to 31 inches. Happily, the bodice above the waistband and the skirt below the waistband are both gathered! So, I removed the first waistband...
And cut a new one - extending it a total of 4 inches.
Now I'll just let out the bodice & skirt gathers a little bit, to fit with the new waistband. It should work, right? Keep your fingers crossed for me!
I'll let you know how it turns out...
I hope everyone had a good sewing weekend and is ready for a new week. :)