TV 496 - getting it to button closed

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TV 496 - getting it to button closed

Postby gretagretchen » Sun May 01, 2016 9:50 pm

I'd like to make TV 496 so it can button shut like a modern blazer. I really only need one button at the waist. Any ideas on the easiest way to make this modification?
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Re: TV 496 - getting it to button closed

Postby Heather » Mon May 02, 2016 8:00 am

The easiest way would be to add to the center front the amount you need, from the hem up to where you want the top button. And then start your new lapel angle from that point (top button) up to the existing lapel point. To figure out how much you need to add at the center front, during your mockup fitting, measure how much gap you have from raw edge to raw edge, and divide that by 2. Then add 2" for seams and overlap. SO for example, if you have a 4" gap, that give you 5 / 2 + 2 = 4.5" to add to your pattern.
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Re: TV 496 - getting it to button closed

Postby gretagretchen » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:34 pm

your math confused me. where does the 5 come from? or is that a typo.
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Re: TV 496 - getting it to button closed

Postby Heather » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:48 pm

5 divided by 2 is 2.5, and then add 2 to the 2.5 to get 4.5 total. Oh oops I see what you are saying. I used 4" as the gap in the example but then turned the 4" into 5 when I wrote it out. So yeah, that was a mistake. It should be 4/2+2 which brings you back to 4. Which is probably why I went with 5, instead, but then didn't change the original premise. Sorry about that.

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