How To Alter Patterns For Overweight Children – Dress Waistline (Tutorial)

Altering a waistline on a one-piece dress or jumper is one of the easier changes to make on a pattern for overweight girls, plus size girls and obese girls.

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LARGE WAISTLINE:  To enlarge the waist on blouse and dress patterns, you will need to measure out at the side seams 1/4 of the total amount needed and draw in the new side seams.  Begin the new side seam near the armhole, drawing a slightly curving line to the extended waist mark and continue the line down to the hip, as shown with dashed lines.

For more in depth information about altering patterns for overweight children, plus size children and obese children, check out our book  “Altering Store Bought Patterns For Hard To Fit Children”.  This book contains 70 pages and covers the alteration process for every garment you’d want to make for boys and girls, including large abdomens, large hips and derriere, larger than normal chest, adjusting the crotch length and much more.  Each alteration process has step by step instructions and diagrams.

If you’d like to try your hand at making your own patterns for overweight children, plus size children and obese children, we have classes available for both boys and girls!


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