Beginner sewing series: How to lengthen and shorten a pattern piece (with video)

Welcome to the first blog post in our series designed for the beginner sewist. In the video below we explain how to lengthen and shorten a pattern piece. 

One of the many brilliant aspects of sewing is that we can tailor garments to fit our shapes, and adding or reducing the length of specific pattern pieces is an absolute game-changer. Whether you have a long torso or a short rise, the principles outlined here will become your go-to for making adaptations to your sewing patterns to ensure ultimate fit. 

This quick step can completely transform the way your garments fit. We hope this has been useful, and we look forward to sharing more sewing tips with you next time! 

4 thoughts on “Beginner sewing series: How to lengthen and shorten a pattern piece (with video)

  1. I thought I knew how to lengthen but your video showed me how to be more exact and in the long run easier. Thank you

  2. This is a great little video to remind me what I need to do to change the length of pattern pieces. Simple and easy to follow.
    Thank you

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