Long Pants to Shorts

I wish pattern companies would make separate pieces for turning pants into shorts.  Maybe I want to make shorts the first time and long pants the next.  If I make the shorts first then I have to figure out the length for the pants and vice versa.  Who wants to go through all that, I don’t.  I definitely don’t want to buy the same pattern again.

I’m using McCalls M6933.

McCall's M6933

So, I figured an easier way would be to fold the pattern piece to the length indicated on the pattern and pin it.

Fold Pattern




Posted on July 30, 2014, in Tips and a Little Tricks and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. That’s exactly how I plan to use my patterns for everything…I really don’t want to cut them.


  2. EmilyAnn Frances

    Have you tried tracing the pattern to patternmaking paper? You can then use that for all the pinning and cutting. The original pattern will last longer.


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