Subtitle: Or, how I fudged my way around altering the size of the trouser waistband pieces!
Nope, I'm not becoming an *Alan Partridge impersonator, nor am I attending the pop concert of that 80's **Norwegian Pop Band LOL!
Not what I am doing
I was staring at the pattern pieces for my trousers debating to myself about "properly" grading up the size beyond the maximum 88 marked on the pattern - when I noticed (and I'm sure I'm not the first person to spot this) that on multi-size patterns the increasing sizes align next to one another in a uniform sort of pattern (patterns within patterns - who'd of known it?!).
Multi-Size Patterns by different companies
So, to cut a long story short I did a teensie bit more some tracing et voilà! I have 2 larger-sized waistband pieces for Burda Style Magazine 07/2010 Pattern #127. So, I thought I'd share it here - and instead of my waffling on in writing, I spent a bit of time last night (well a lot really 'cos I got carried away making the pictures all pretty hehehe) drawing up some diagrams of the steps I took. BTW I'm also going to try lin3arossa's idea to measure the flat pattern pieces tomorrow evening & see where that takes me too!
Tracing & Overlaying to Add Increased Width to Pattern Pieces
• Pattern for your garment
• Rulers - straight & curved
(depending upon the shape of the pattern piece)
• Flat level surface to work on
• Good lighting
• Tracing Paper
Tracing For a Smaller Pattern Piece
Oh, and here's how my pattern piece for the back waistband ended-up looking after my tweaking - not as pretty as the the colourful pics above eh ;) LOL?
**Mmmmmm.....Morten Harket is/was very lovely to look at though ;)