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Dealing With the Front and Back Pieces

The front piece has a seam allowance of 0.5cm at the collar, 1cm on each side, and 2cm at the bottom. The back piece has a seam allowance of 1cm at the top and sides and 2cm at the bottom. The seam allowance is displayed as an internal line inside each piece. Once we remove the seam allowance, we also need to delete the internal line.

The steps involved are:

  1. Removing the seam allowance from the front piece

  2. Deleting the seam allowance internal lines on the front piece

  3. Removing the seam allowance from the back piece

  4. Deleting the seam allowance internal lines on the back piece

  5. Viewing the digital seam allowance

Removing the Front Piece Seam Allowances

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces and Internal are selected.

    Pieces and Internal are selected

  3. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the edge of the neckline of the front piece.

    Selecting the collar edge

  4. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  5. Type in -0.5, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -0.5cm.

    Type in -0.5 or -0.5cm

    The seam allowance on the neckline of the front piece is removed.

  6. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the left and right sides of the front pattern piece.

    Selecting the left and right sides

  7. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  8. Type in -1, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -1cm.

    Type in -1 or -1cm

    The seam allowance on the on the sides of the front piece is removed.

  9. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the bottom of the front pattern piece.

    Selecting the bottom edge

  10. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  11. Type in -2, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -2cm.

    Type in -1 or -1cm

    The seam allowance on the bottom of the front piece is removed.

Deleting the Front Piece Seam Allowance Internal Lines

After removing the physical seam allowances, we need to delete the internal lines.

To remove the seam allowance internal lines:

  1. In the 2D window, below the front piece, click Protected. A message is displayed.
  2. On the message, click OK. The icon no longer displays and the piece is no longer protected.
  3. On the Main toolbar, click Select.
  4. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Piecesis cleared and Internalis selected.
  5.  Pieces is cleared and Internal is selected

  6. Click on the internal line - it is displayed in red on the piece edges.
  7. Click Delete. The internal line is deleted. If done correctly, the piece edges now display in blue. To check this, on the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is selected, then hover your mouse over the piece.

Removing the internal line

Removing the Back Piece Seam Allowances

To remove the seam allowance from the back piece:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces and Internal are selected.

    Pieces and Internal are selected

  3. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the edge of the back piece other than the bottom.

    Selecting the edges

  4. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  5. Type in -1, and press Enter.

    If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -1cm.

    Type in -1 or -1cm

    The seam allowance is removed from everywhere except the bottom edge.

  6. In the 2D window, press Shift and click on each of the lines forming the bottom of the pattern piece.

    Selecting the bottom edges

  7. In the Context view, select Seam Allowance.

  8. Type in -2, and press Enter.
  9. If your preferences are set to inches or millimeters, type instead -2cm.

    Type in -2 or -2cm

    The seam allowance on the bottom of the front piece is removed.

    Finally, let’s remove the internal lines.

Deleting the Back Piece Seam Allowance Internal Lines

After removing the physical seam allowances, we need to delete the internal lines.

To remove the seam allowance internal lines:

  1. In the 2D window, below the back piece, click Protected. A message is displayed.

  2. On the message, click OK. The icon no longer displays and the piece is no longer protected.

  3. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  4. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is cleared and Internal is selected.

     Pieces is cleared and Internal is selected

  5. Click on the internal line - it is displayed in red on the piece edges.

  6. Click Delete. The internal line is deleted. If done correctly, the piece edges now display in blue. To check this, on the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Piecesis selected, then hover your mouse over the piece.

Removing the internal line

Viewing the Front and Back Piece Digital Seam Allowances

After removing the physical seam allowances, you can check that the digital seam allowances are still there.

To view the digital seam allowance:

  1. Go to the 2D window toolbar.
  2. Click Seam allowances.

The seam allowance is displayed on the pattern pieces.

Showing the digital seam allowance

Continue Once you have removed the seam allowances from the front and back pieces, continue with Saving the File.

 

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