Do you have to make petite adjustments? Can you tell me about it?

Anyone out there who makes petite adjustments for themselves or someone else, can you take a few minutes to answer a few questions?

I’m taking a Coursera MOOC (Massive, open, online course) on design. Although it is more about product design, of course I’m doing my project as sewing related.

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I need to develop a list if user needs and would be most grateful to anyone who can contribute some information. Feel free to pass it along to any other short sewers out there.

Just 4 questions, here goes:

What areas on a pattern do you need to make adjustments? (example: length at hem, shoulders, armscye, etc.)

What area do you need to make the most adjustment?

What area is the most difficult to adjust?

What dress style do you think is most flattering to a petite?

If you have discussed any of these adjustments on your blog, please let me know.

If you have the time to do this, you can enter your responses in comments or email me at dedooley55@gmail,com

Thanks so much!

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2 thoughts on “Do you have to make petite adjustments? Can you tell me about it?

  1. What areas on a pattern do you need to make adjustments? (example: length at hem, shoulders, armscye, etc.)
    hem, bodice, back width and length

    What area do you need to make the most adjustment?
    usually bodice

    What area is the most difficult to adjust?
    upper back

    What dress style do you think is most flattering to a petite?
    The sheath! so many options and the style doesn’t overwhelm, but a petite can wear several styles as long as they avoid a big full skirt (imho).

    • Thanks so much for your contribution. I talked to a few non-sewing co-workers today, with a height range of 5 foot to 5 foot 3, about issues they have in finding clothing. There is definitely a shortage (no pun intended) of age appropriate, well tailored, stylish career wear for the smaller woman. They know what looks good on them, they just can’t find it.

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