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Topic: Use a pant sloper to make shorts?  (Read 788 times)
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« on: August 10, 2014 11:24:25 AM »

Hi all!  I made an excellent fitting pant sloper (in fact, these are the best-fitting pants I've ever worn!) and I would like to use it to make shorts.  I am certain it's not as easy as just cutting the pattern off above the knee.  What are some of the things I should know?  Or does anyone have any good resources on this topic?

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014 09:56:49 AM »

I don't see why it can't be that simple.  You already know that it fits you well on the top part.  How do you like the fit in the legs where you want your shorts to end?  Do you want it looser? Tighter?  If the fit is fine, then just cut it where you want your shorts to be (after adding in room for the hem, of course!).

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014 02:29:16 AM »

You'll need to adjust the side seams at the hem, so the part you fold up matches the part above the fold line. 
Most pants get narrower as they head toward the ankle.  If you just whack them off, the hem will pucker because it's narrower than what you're stitching to.

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