[Idiom] raise/move up

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Will17

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Hello,

Can we say(in sewing):

-Please, raise the button by 2 cm"?

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

Thanks a lot
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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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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.

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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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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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