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lhaase0217
Posted 2018-11-15 3:04 PM (#92765)
Subject: PMB large tummy adjustment


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Since I have gotten older I have gained weight mostly in my "below the waistline" tummy area. My waist is 33" however the tummy area is 37". Where would I make adjustments to compensate for this? Would I set the waist measurement for the largest (tummy) measurement and then adjust the waistline to the correct measurement?
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2018-11-16 1:14 PM (#92766 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment



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Not one answer. Can depend on how the circumference is distributed. I might consider the front elastic waist option This gives more in front and a smooth back.
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lhaase0217
Posted 2018-11-16 4:20 PM (#92767 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment


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That won't address a Jacket, Blouse, Dress or Sheath style though. I am almost to the point of drafting the waistline according to the hip measurement as they are about the same then redrafting the waist in Editor. Or would I treat this anomaly like I would a hunched back?


Edited by lhaase0217 2018-11-16 4:22 PM
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Susan Palmer
Posted 2018-11-17 1:02 AM (#92768 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment


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For what it's worth, I found adding a little length to the front has helped even out the extra circumference of the tummy.
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EasilyAmewsed
Posted 2018-11-17 6:20 AM (#92770 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: RE: PMB large tummy adjustment


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Depends on the garment IMHO. For a dress, sheath or skirt, the waist could be actual, but the hip needs to be measured fully, including both tummy and buttock. It's best explained here. The original post from Frabjous Couture is gone, but I did make a poster board tube and measured with it. Makes quite a difference.
Why your hip measurements don't work - Itch to Stitch

While the above will give a circumference that will definitely go around the body, there is still the question of the front and back waist/hip distribution..side seam. Lekala uses the full hip measure mentioned above. Bootstrap and it's derivative software, Tailornova  also use the "full hip" circumference in combination with the belly & buttock protuberance profiles. In tops, dresses, the software drafts to the full hip circumference and drops the center front hem if the belly profile determines it.. The side seam shifts depending on how extreme the difference between buttock & belly profiles. A flat bottom with a big belly adjusts the side seam so there's more in front than back.
The PMB equivalent would be to use the "full hip" measure, side seam shift and center front hem drop settings as has been mentioned. The smaller waist size would be defined by larger darts. In addition, some of bust darting could also be rotated to the hem in sheath styles to swing out the front side seam in PE. In essence, it's the maternity adjustment. ; )
Pants are a different story.

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anniewear
Posted 2018-11-17 8:28 AM (#92771 - in reply to #92770)
Subject: RE: PMB large tummy adjustment


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Thanks for posting this. It makes so much sense.

Ann
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2018-11-17 11:27 AM (#92772 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment



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If you would send me a correct set of measurements I will take a look and can make some design suggestion. Send to support@wildginger.com
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2018-11-19 10:09 AM (#92773 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment



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In the program Articles and Style Guide there are suggestions for selecting styles that flatter when you have a tummy.
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SueC56
Posted 2019-04-25 7:59 AM (#92969 - in reply to #92773)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment


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One of the best pieces of sewing advice I ever got was from Karen. I have a large tush but need significant darts in the back to narrow it to the back waist. But in front I have a bigger tummy. What she taught me to do was to draft darts (3) for front and back, then ignore the front darts. The extra uptake then is added to the back darts. This gives me more space up front and better fit in the back.

Thanks Karen!
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EasilyAmewsed
Posted 2019-04-25 9:46 PM (#92973 - in reply to #92969)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment


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If this is a common figure need, wouldn't it be nice if there were a "waistline move"  same as there is a "hemline move" setting ? Oh yeah...almost forgot. Also, a "wild front". Length added would be different than CF raised.
Shel


Edited by EasilyAmewsed 2019-04-25 10:07 PM
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2019-04-26 8:20 AM (#92974 - in reply to #92765)
Subject: Re: PMB large tummy adjustment



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You might find the front elastic waist comfy. Tummies can expand during the day or after eating.
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