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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Where Is Your Side Seam?

Hi Sewing Friends:

I thought I would share some of the questions that I get from time to time.

What seems to be the obvious, sometimes isn't.

Let me know if any of these answers help you. Please post your comments here.

Or, if you have any questions, please ask them. We will try our best to answer.

We can all learn from each other.

It just makes sense!

To Your Sewing Success,

Marian

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Where Is Your Side Seam?

- by Marian Lewis

©2005 Marian Lewis - All Rights Reserved

1st Step To Sewing Success

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Where is your side seam?

That may seem like a dumb question, but it really isn't.

You may answer, "At my side, of course!"

But, "where" at your side?

Most folks believe that their side seams are halfway between their front and their back.

That's because ready-to-wear and sewing pattern companies make their products for evenly balanced bodies.

How many people do you know who are evenly balanced front to back?

Most of us have larger tummies that offset that balance. The side seam pulls to the front to accommodate the extra bulge.

Picture a pregnant gal or a beer bellied guy. If their side seams were halfway on their garments, the seams would fall in front of their legs. That's a bit extreme, but you get the picture.

Some of us have protruding derrieres. The side seam pulls to the back.

Your side seam should be in the middle of the side of your leg about where your ankle is and go straight up in a perpendicular line to the middle of your underarm.

Use a plumb line to help you identify this line on your body.

Measure your front. Measure your back. Full body measurements won't do it!

Alter your sewing patterns to accommodate your unique body.

You need more fabric where you have more bulge!

It just makes sense!


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Marian Lewis is a sewing instructor, author and creator of an amazing new fitting method for hard-to-fit sewing folks who want great fitting skirts and pants. In her ebook, she teaches step-by-step common sense techniques how to find out WHAT you really need, WHERE you really need it and HOW to apply that to a commercial sewing pattern.

Marian is also the author of many articles and other eBooks related to sewing highlighting, "It Doesn't LOOK Homemade" Sewing Techniques.

Follow the link now to check out her website at:

=> http://www.1ststeptosewingsuccess.com

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