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How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Before we get started on the construction of our Jarrah sweaters, I wanted to go over a quick pattern adjustment option. Jarrah is a bit of a shorter, almost cropped length. And while I think you all will LOVE the length, I know some will want theirs to be a little longer. And thats cool, too!

Meg has included a lengthen/shorten line on the front and back pieces for all views. So if you’ve ever lengthened or shortened a pattern before, you know this is a pretty straight forward adjustment. But in case you haven’t, I’ll show you real quick!

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Let’s start with the front pattern. I’ll be using the pieces for A, B, D, but it works the same way for view C.

Cut straight across the line that says “lengthen or shorten here”.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns On a separate piece of paper, draw a straight horizontal line.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Place the top half of your front pattern on top of the paper so that the bottom edge lines up with that line. Tape in place.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Using a straight ruler, measure down how much you want to add to your sweater, and draw a parallel line.

I added 1 1/2″ for reference, but it totally depends on you and how long you want your sweater to be.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Also using your straight ruler, continue the center front line down a bit.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Now place the bottom half of the front pattern on the paper, too. So that the top edge matches up with that parallel line, and the centre front lines up as well. Tape in place.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsConnect the side seam together.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Cut out along your new lines, and you have your new front pattern piece!

The orange area above is what has been added.

How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to lengthen the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsRepeat for the back pattern piece. Make sure you add the same exact amount.

Check to make sure the side seams still line up when you’re all done.

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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