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ALTERING SKIRT PATTERNS

abdomen will pull the drawers beyond the front. If the drawers are lifted at the back to correct this tendency, the entire garment will be made shorter.

In cutting drawers for a prominent abdomen allow an extra inch or two at the top, tapering the allowance away to nothing over the hip. In circular drawers the upper edge of the drawer pattern must he slashed and spread to give the drawers the original waistline, which is made smaller in making this allowance. This alteration is practically the same as altering the top of a circular skirt for this type of figure. (Ills. 56 and 57.)