Partner, shortening/lengthening

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The Partner overalls are drafted for an average hight of 168 cm so if you differ from that, you might need to do some pattern adjustments. Lengthening and shortening your pattern pieces is pretty straighforward, find the lengthen/shorten lines and apply your length changes between them.

Line 1: you will want to work from this line if you need to alter the rise (length between the waist and the full hips).  

Line 2: you will want to work from this line if you need to alter leg length.

If you have a long or short rise you may want to only adjust the upper portion using the line 1. Maybe your rise fits great but you have long legs, in that case you’d want to adjust the lower portion using the line 2. If you’re proportioned evenly but are just taller or shorter than the pattern is drafted for then we recommend splitting the amount you need to adjust between the upper and lower adjustment lines. If you are really really taller/shorter than the pattern average hight, you may want to ajust the bib too, this applies only if there is a big difference between your hight and the pattern hight.

1 - Select, print and cut the pattern pieces to your size. 

2 - Cut along the shorten/lengthen line, separating the pattern into two pieces.

3 - Lay a sheet of paper down with the pattern pieces on top of it and line up the pattern's grain lines. Tape your pattern pieces down to the paper (or, if shortening, to each other).

4 -  Blend the curve or straight edge to connect either edge of the pattern. Cut your new pattern piece. Repeat for the pocket facings.

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