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Category: Fit Adjustments

Eléonore | May 6 2021

We’ve previously demonstrated how to make adjustments on a princess seamed bodice for patterns like Coquelicot, so today we want to demonstrate how to do an FBA or SBA on a gathered bodice like the Orchidée dress and blouse. This tutorial will allow you to get a better fit with the Orchidée pattern, but it […]

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Eléonore | October 29 2020

You’ve taken your measurements, checked out the sizing chart, and your waist and hip place you in different sizes. Don’t panic! Here’s how to grade the Acajou pants between sizes. In this example, we’ll grade from a size 42 at the waist to a size 44 at the hips. Only pieces 1 through 5 will […]

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Camille | November 13 2018

We often receive emails asking about adjusting the back of Deer&Doe patterns. Do you have trouble reaching your arms forward when you wear one of our garments? You might need a broad back adjustment! First, you’ll need to determine the amount to add to your back bodice. On your muslin, slash two vertical lines where […]

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Eléonore | October 19 2018

The main asset of the Magnolia dress is its plunging neckline, so we really had to address bust adjustments on this pattern! Our patterns are drafted for a C or D cup, but if your bust is smaller or larger, no worries: here’s how to adjust the pattern. First of all, you’ll need to determine […]

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Eléonore | May 23 2018

Your measurements fall in different sizes in the Deer&Doe size chart, and you need to grade the Narcisse pants between the waist and hips? Here’s how to proceed! In this example, we will grade from a size 38 at the waist to a size 40 at the hips. Start by tracing pieces #6 to #10 […]

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