Dresses Alterations

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Custom Dresses Pattern Alterations

1). Neck width seam to seam= Remove 1/4" 
2). Shoulder width seam to seam= Add 1/2" 
3). Chest 1" below armhole= Add 1" 
4). Across chest= (2 1/2" below neck)= Add 1/2" 
5). Across Back =(4" below neck)= Add 1/2" 
6). Waist placement from (H.P.S 14 1/2")= Remove 1/2" 
7). Low hip (8" down from waist)= Add 1/2" 
8). Bottom opening sweep width= Remove 2" 
9). Bisep 1" below armhole= 
10). Sleeve Opening= 


11). Shoulder slope= Bring up 1/2" 
12). Front neck drop from (H.P.S) to seam= Bring up 1/4" 
13). Back neck drop from (H.P.S) to seam= Drop 1/2" 
14). Body Front length from (H.P.S)= Add 2" 
15). center back length from neck seam = Add 2" 
16). curved armhole( straight 7 1/4") = Drop 1/2" 
17). Side length-below armhole= Add 1" 
18). zipper length= 22" 
19). Sleeve length from shoulder seam=


20). Collar point= Add 1/4" 
21). Collar width at CB.= Add 1/4" 
22). Collar stand height= Remove 1/4"


IMPORTANT: Please write your Dresses pattern alterations following the format above. Add measuring points that need modifications or delete measuring points that you do not need to modify in your design.


All measurements to be applied around the body are total measurements. Example: if you add 1" to your chest measurement your total chest measurement will increase by 1" inch only around the body.


Fashion industry terminology and abbreviations 

 (H.P.S.)= High point shoulder

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