Grading BURDA Plus Fashions Down

I really like some of the BURDA Plus size offings the last couple of months. Take a look at these:

February 2010 style number 139
organza ruffled trimmed dress
February 2010 style number 132
gabardine pea jacket
February 2010 style number 139
chanel inspired jacket
February 2010 style number 138
striped shirt dress
February 2010 style number 133
trench coat
February 2010 style number 135A
pin-striped trousers

I may have to just go ahead and experiment with grading. I have never done it before, but BURDA must be reading my mind because they put instructions for down grading in the February 2010 issue. Then the March issue came along with these two styles that I love...

March 2010 style number 132
blue silk dupioni dress
March 2010 style number 130
blue silk dupioni coat

According to BURDA, all I have to do is draw an additional size line on the multi-sized pattern, keeping the same proportion between the new size line and the other sizes. Where there are match points, draw a line connecting all the match points. Measure the distance between two consecutive match points and add the new match point along the connecting line at that same distance. Sounds pretty simple. Has anyone done this? How easy is it?

1 comment:

  1. I saw that light blue dress, that would make such a cute top!