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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Wink raise/move up

    Hello,

    Can we say(in sewing):

    -Please, raise the button by 2 cm"?

    -Please, move the button up by 2 cm"?

    Thanks a lot
    W

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    Re: raise/move up

    I presume you want to take a button off and then sew it in a different place, so I think 'move' would work.

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    Re: raise/move up

    Which is best?

    -To raise a waistband by 2cm.

    -To move a waistband up by 2cm.

    Thanks a lot.


    PS: I have another question: in my question, would it be better to write: raising a waistband, moving a waistband.

    Thank you.

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    Re: raise/move up

    What's the context? If you're in the fashion trade and talking to a factory, there are probably standard terms in use. If so, I am afraid I don't know them, but maybe someone else will.

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    Re: raise/move up

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Which is best?

    -To raise a waistband by 2cm.

    -To move a waistband up by 2cm.

    Thanks a lot.


    PS: I have another question: in my question, would it be better to write: raising a waistband, moving a waistband.

    Thank you.
    I'd use 'raise/lower the waistband' ("Could you lower the waistband on this dress so it's just over my hips?") if it means simply moving the waistband up/down - there you go, I've just inadvertently used both. I think though that 'move up/down' is more colloquial.

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