How to Adjust a Top or Dress Pattern for Your Height {VIDEO}

Are you taller than what your pattern is drafted for? Shorter? That’s ok! Don’t settle for clothing that doesn’t fit you perfectly. Because isn’t that one of the big reasons why we sew in the first place? Learn the correct way to add or subtract height from your shirt patterns using this video tutorial!

In this tutorial, we will be learning specifically how to alter shirt patterns for height. You will be adjusting both bodice piece and the sleeve. A few things you will need before you start:

  • A straight edge
  • Tape
  • Tracing paper
  • Optional – A sewing gauge and French curve

So are you ready? Let’s do this.

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