Shorts Alterations

Sale price$199.99 USD



When it comes to achieving the perfect fit for your shorts, Smart Pattern Making is your go-to destination for expert shorts pattern alterations. With over 30 years of experience in the field of pattern alterations, our team excels in providing meticulous alterations for a wide array of shorts including Skort, Hot pants, Bermudas, Culottes, Capris, and more. Whether you require hemming, shortening, waist adjustment, rise adjustment, leg tapering, pockets modification, closure modification, seat and crotch alteration, leg opening adjustment, dart reshaping, or style modification, our skilled professionals are adept at meeting all your alteration needs.

Conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA, we offer same-day alteration services, ensuring that you can promptly enjoy your perfectly fitted shorts. Our dedication to precision and customer satisfaction sets us apart, guaranteeing that your clothing is tailored to perfection, meeting your unique style and fit requirements.

Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or a professional seeking customized shorts, our specialized shorts pattern alterations service is tailored to cater to your specific needs. By understanding the intricacies of pattern alterations and utilizing precise body measurements, we ensure that your shorts fit impeccably, providing comfort and confidence with every wear.

At Smart Pattern Making, our commitment to delivering top-quality alterations is evident in our craftsmanship. Trust us to bring your fashion vision to life with our expert pattern alterations and comprehensive garment tailoring services.


  1. Precise Alterations: Our experienced team provides precise alterations tailored to your specific measurements and style preferences.
  2. Comprehensive Services: We offer a wide range of alteration options including hemming, shortening, waist adjustment, and more to ensure a perfect fit.
  3. Expertise in Various Shorts: Whether it's Skort, Bermudas, Denim shorts, or Athletic shorts, we specialize in alterations for a diverse range of shorts.
  4. Same-Day Alteration: Our same-day alteration service in Los Angeles, CA allows you to promptly enjoy your perfectly fitted shorts.


  1. Enhanced Comfort: Experience the comfort of wearing shorts that are tailored to fit your body shape accurately, allowing for ease of movement.
  2. Personalized Style: Tailored shorts accentuate your personal style, ensuring that you look and feel confident in clothing that perfectly complements your physique.
  3. Extended Clothing Lifespan: By altering your shorts to fit perfectly, you can extend the lifespan of your favorite garments, allowing you to enjoy them for longer.
  4. Convenient Service: Our same-day alteration service provides convenience, allowing you to receive your altered shorts promptly and without unnecessary delays.

How to get started:

To get started with shorts pattern alterations, you will need:

  • Short patterns and templates, including digital versions
  • Measuring tape and rulers
  • A thorough understanding of the desired alterations
  • Documentation of the alterations using an Excel or Word document
  • Identification of Points of Measurement: Identify key points of measurement such as the waist, hips, and any other pertinent areas based on the specific needs of your shorts' pattern alterations.

How to Place Order:

To place an order follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Select all pattern pieces contained in your design above
  2. Type in the QTY. Box total patterns you are submitting
  3. Next, Click -Add To Cart- and get your pattern modified!

      Have Questions or Need Help with a Pattern Alteration Order? Send Us A Chat!

      Examples of shorts pattern alteration requests:

      1. Shortening: The customer requests to shorten a pair of Bermuda shorts to achieve a more modern and tailored look.
      2. Waist Adjustment: The customer seeks to adjust the waist of their high-waisted shorts for a better fit.
      3. Leg Tapering: Request to taper the legs of cargo shorts for a slimmer silhouette.
      4. Pockets Modification: The customer desires additional pockets to be added to their denim shorts for practicality.
      5. Rise Adjustment: Request for altering the rise of a pair of low-rise shorts to enhance comfort and fit.
      6. Thigh Adjustment: Request to adjust the thigh area of athletic shorts to prevent chafing during physical activities.

      7. Cuffing: Customer desires to add a cuff to the bottom of their tailored shorts for a stylish touch.

      8. Seat Adjustment: Request for alterations to improve the fit around the seat area of the shorts for enhanced comfort and aesthetics.

      9. Flare Reduction: Customer seeks to reduce the flare of their wide-leg shorts for a more streamlined appearance.

      Shorts Measuring Points

      Measuring Point Description
      Outseam Measure from the waistband to the hem along the outer leg for the outseam measurement.
      Knee Measure the circumference of the knee if the fit around this area needs to be considered.
      Seat Measure around the fullest part of the seat for a comfortable and flattering fit.
      Front and Back Rise Measure from the crotch seam to the front and back waistbands separately for a comprehensive rise adjustment.
      Waistband Width Measure the width of the waistband for any adjustments or modifications.
      Front and Back Pocket Placement Measure the distance from the waistband to the top edge of the front and back pockets for accurate pocket placement or adjustments.
      Hip Depth Measure from the waistband to the hip bone to ensure the shorts' fit complements the body's contours.
      Fly Length Measure the length of the fly from the waistband to the crotch seam for an appropriate fly length.
      Hip-to-Knee Measure the distance from the hip to the knee, especially relevant for knee-length or tailored shorts.
      Crotch Depth Measure from the waistband at the center back to the crotch seam to ensure a comfortable and well-fitted crotch area.
      Front and Back Yoke Measure the width and length of the front and back yoke for accurate adjustments in this area.
      Pocket Depth Measure the depth of the pockets to ensure they are functional and proportionate to the shorts' design.
      Belt Loop Placement Measure the distance from the waistband to the top edge of the belt loops for precise placement.

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