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Subject: Adjusting in Back Shoulders

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Date Posted: 14:11:39 03/15/02 Fri
In reply to: 's message, "Bodice" on 12:43:36 03/15/02 Fri

I'm making a solo dress for a girl size 14. I made a trial top and although the front fit perfectly, the back seemed to be tight across the shoulders. Can I just add a 1/2 inch along the back seam to add a little allowance or is there a better way to just add a little more room in the shoulder area without adding more in the waist?

-There is a way to adjust the upper back area. Do you need more room across the shoulder as well, or just across the back? Any pattern fitting book will help (Simplicity has some good ones). If you add at the CB, you will have to add to the skirt as well.
-Adding to the CB will also widen the back neckline, which you may not want to do. The proper alteration would depend upon whether you wish to increase the length of the shoulder seam (from neck to armhole). You may find that you need to widen the back b

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