Basic Fitting guide

Sewing Tutorial

There's nothing like setting off on your adventure and noticing your garment doesn't fit quite right. The most common adjustment people make is shortening the length of their pants. It's a quick fix that can make all the difference. 

Length Fitting in Pants

Before finishing your pants, try your pants on and see if any length adjustments are needed. PatterAdventure patterns include 5 cm (2") hem allowance in shell pants
and 3 cm (1.2") hem allowance in base layer garments. 

Turn the legs outside in. Fold the leg hem over to the inner fabric side: 5 cm (2") in
shell layer and 3 cm (1.2") in base layer. Use pins to hold the hem allowance up.
Carefully turn your pants right side out. Try your pants on.

Length of your pants

Length Adjustments

1. If the fit is too long: Mark the excess amount of the length.
Make sure you keep the 5 cm (2") hem allowance.
2. If the fit needs more length: Use less hem allowance.
- If you need 2 cm (0.8") more length: Fold 1.5 cm (0.6") by 1.5 cm (0.6")
OR 1 cm (0.4") + 2 cm (0.8").
- If you need 3 cm (1.2") more length: Fold 1 cm by 1 cm (0.4" by 0.4")
- Even more length:  Do not fold the hem over, instead bind in the
hem with, for example, an edge binding or 2 - 2.5 cm (0.79" - 1") wide crossgrain ribbon.

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