Lengthen or Shorten Patterns

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Description
Beginner | 16 min
Taught by Liesl Gibson
Got a long, tall kid or a more petite one you sew for? If the little ones in your life don’t measure exactly to pre-determined specifications on a pattern, it can be hard to figure out how to add or remove length while maintaining a garment’s proportions. Liesl will explain how to lengthen or shorten patterns for different types of garments.

What you will learn:
— Lengthening a skirt, dress or pants pattern
— Shortening a skirt, dress or pants pattern
— Knowing where to adjust pattern
Chapters
Introduction
00:38
Getting Started
09:02
07:08
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Tools: measuring tape
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tape Materials: pattern you want to adjust
  • tracing paper or other paper if lengthening
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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