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shorten crotch length

AnneH | Posted in Fitting on

I am presently making the Vogue jeans Sandra Betzina featured in a recent Threads magazine.  After making a muslin pair I need to shorten the crotch length (front & back) by about 1-1/4 “.  I am unsure how to reshape the crotch as it takes out a lot of the front curve.  Does anyone know how to do this? 


  1. enidshapiro | | #1

    There should be a line on the pattern in front and back saying shorten or lengthen here to change the crotch length.  This leaves the crotch the same shape.

    1. AnneH | | #2

      The problem is taking off the 1-1/4" takes away 80% of the curve on the front jean (Vogue 7608).  The back can be blended to keep the curve - it's just the front.

      1. kayl | | #3

        Where are you proposing to shorten that would take 80% of the front

        crotch curvature? What is the difference between chair depth (measurement of you at the side seam placement, where the bottom of the

        waistband would sit to the seat surface on a hard chair) and the side seam length from waistband seam to crotch level on your pattern?

        (What I'm trying to get at here is whether the U shape is too wide

        for you, or if the pattern was drafted for someone much longer waist

        to hip than you are.)

        If the issue is the pattern is too long from waist to hip for you,

        I'd take that inch and a half out above the area of the front crotch

        curve. If the issue is the U shape is too wide for you (you're flatter

        front to back than average), then I'd take out of the curve.

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