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Style Arc Linda pant, has anyone altered for tall?
MsKate
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Date: 3/18/13 11:23 AM

Hi, I am about to start on my first pair of Linda Pants, but I am over 6 feet tall so I always need to alter for crotch depth. Since there are no alteration lines I will need to make a best guess.

Has anyone else done this who can offfer advice?

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Date: 3/18/13 3:19 PM

I have not made that pattern, but I am tall too (just barely under 6'). I can usually get by with crotch length and then add length to the hemline. You need to add it where you need it-is the hip to knee length ok for you; knee to hem? If there are no lines on the pattern you can use the grainline (extend it if you need to do so) and a straight edge to add perpendicular lines to cut on. You can tissue fit or make a muslin to get a general idea where the length is needed. Most pants patterns have a lengthen line about midway at the hipline on the front and back. Some will have another line below the hipline for adding length too. Do you have a fitting book of some kind? I have an old Reader's Digest that is pretty helpful. HTH

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Date: 3/19/13 10:24 AM

You should contact Chloe; their customer service is awesome.

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Date: 3/23/13 7:22 PM

Hi Marie, I don't have to alter the crotch on Kwik Sew but most other patterns I do. I also compare the Linda pattern to stretch woven RTW that fit me well, and I definitely need to add at least an inch, maybe 1.5.

Sue, thanks for the suggestions, I sent an email to their customer service.

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Date: 3/31/13 10:49 PM

I got the info I needed from Style Arc customer service, made my alterations and sewed my first pair of Linda pants today. It really is a marvelous pattern, goes together so fast! I'll definitely be making more.

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Date: 4/9/13 9:36 AM

My Linda Pant pattern arrived yesterday! I'm really counting on this one to be worthy of all the positive comments here on PR. I also bought the Tori Crop Pant. Can't wait to get started. :)

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