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Shorten the Rise

Feb 04, 2013

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In Volume 5 of this amazing series, renowned sewing instructor Louise Cutting continues to share insider knowledge, couture tips and techniques that can help you advance from amateur to accomplished seamstress. In this 12-part series, you'll learn how sew details such as darts and pintucks, finish a curved hem, attach cuffs, make smart pattern alterations for a better fit, and more. With Louise Cutting's pro-secrets you'll be able to sew garments that are expertly constructed…

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  1. user-2698071 March 7th

    This is lovely. I have tried to shorten the rise on one-seam pajama pants for kids, but find that the center back half of the crotch depth is then too short and we get a 'wedgie'. Lately I've just taken off and inch or so at the front waistline and tapered up to the original at the center back, but it is not perfect. Any insights on this issue?

  2. CarolFresia March 21st

    Shortening the front rise only is a good idea, and you can certainly continue to do that. If the pajamas are too high only in the front, I suggest you make the pants per the original pattern, and, before adding the waistband/elastic, have the child put them on. Wrap a length of elastic around her waist, in the desired position, and adjust the pants to the fit comfortably. Then mark along the bottom edge of the elastic on the pants. This shows you where the preferred waistline should be. You can then transfer this level to the pattern for making future pajamas.
    Carol Fresia
    Theads Senior Technical Editor

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