How to shorten or lengthen a pattern
Added Oct 4, 2012
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Although we calculate our patterns for several sizes, you may fall in love with a style, only to find
the pattern does not include your size. No problem – follow the examples below to lengthen
a half/petite size pattern to a standard size or a standard size to a tall size.
You can also use this method to shorten a tall pattern to a standard size or a standard size to a half/petite size.
But remember, your bust / hip measurement must correspond to the given size to ensure a perfect fit. Mark the lines
for the alterations
on the pattern pieces