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How to shorten or lengthen a pattern

How to shorten or lengthen a pattern

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Shortening or lengthening a pattern, most likely a bodice, is a really easy way to modify a pattern to better suit your shape. It’s a really easy alteration to make and one that’ll come as second nature once you’ve done it a few times!

In this tutorial, Layla shows you how to shorten & lengthen a bodice with darts in it (although it’ll work perfectly well if you don’t have darts too!), and there’s also a bonus video on what to do if your pattern doesn’t feature a shorten/lengthen line to begin with!

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

This class is for all levels.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

No, this class doesn't include a PDF pattern.

What will I learn?

This class will take you through how to shorten and lengthen a pattern, and what to do if your pattern piece doesn't have a shorten/lengthen line.

How long is the class?

This class is 8 minutes long.

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you’d like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it’s more cost effective to subscribe. For £5 a month you can access all of the tutorials on Stitch School, including this one.

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