Lengthen or Shorten Patterns
Beginner | 16 min 48 sec
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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • measuring tape
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tape
  • pattern you want to adjust
  • tracing paper or other paper if lengthening
Learn how to:
  • Lengthening a skirt, dress or pants pattern
  • Shortening a skirt, dress or pants pattern
  • Knowing where to adjust pattern
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to lengthen and shorten patterns.
  • HD video lessons  you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert sewer Liesl Gibson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Julie KIlpatrick
Great explanation on lengthening or shortening a pattern. This type of content is invaluable to a new sewer!
More than 3 months ago
Marianne Damon
Straight-forward, easy to understand, uses examples of several different types of garments.
More than 3 months ago
Amber Brainard
This was such a helpful video. Very informative.
More than 3 months ago