Sewing Tip: Petite Alterations for Standard Patterns

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Sewing Tip: Petite Alterations for Standard Patterns


I may have a big personality, but I’m a decidedly mini human being. And, as many small-in-stature ladies before me have learned, when it comes to sewing, making clothes that fit petite proportions isn’t as simple as cutting length off the bottoms of standard pants, skirt, and dress patterns and calling it a day. (Let’s be honest, petite gals, we’ve all tried this at least once.) That’s where petite pattern alterations come in: whether you’re short and slim or short and curvy, this awesome petite conversion chart from Madalynne will help you transform standard patterns to get the right shape and proper fit!


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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