How to Shorten A Sewing Pattern – Madison Cardigan

Hey there, Eryn here and I’m here to share with you an updated post on how to shorten a sewing pattern or lengthen!

The most frequently asked question I’ve gotten is how to shorten the Madison cardigan sewing pattern.

I admit, when I first launched this pattern a few years ago, I didn’t think that everyone isn’t 5’8″ like me (haha!) and that some ladies may need, or want, or shorter look.

In this tutorial, I show you how to add your lengthen and shorten lines at the waist and hip. I then show you how to adjust those areas to take away or add as you require for your project.

This applies to any pattern, not just Madison, that you’d like to alter.


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