Paper and digital home sewing patterns for mature figures.

Adding or Removing Length Two-minute Tutorial

Want to lengthen or shorten a pants pattern? Tempted to just add or remove length at the hem? There's a better way!

This two-minute tutorial shows you how to adjust length where you need it, while preserving the overall shape of the pants or other garment. 

A pants sewing pattern showing seven steps to add length.

1 comment

  • Joan

    I have the Make A Point Dress pattern and want to make the blouse. I am only 5’ 1.5" tall. The pattern is for someone 5’ 4" tall and at the length the pattern is drawn it is too long for me. Where do I shorten the blouse to make the pocket fit properly? The tutorial for the pants wasn’t much help. I’ve been sewing for many years and know how to shorten patterns, but this one is a little more complicated.

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