- Have a friend help you mark the amount you want to cut off with a pin in four places. The front, back and both seams. Be sure to wear the shoes you are likely to pair with the pants!
- Lay the pants flat on the ground, side seam to side seam, making note of where the back and the front of the pants are. You will trim one leg at a time.
- Identify the back of the pants. You will start trimming from that side.
- Pin both sides of the pant leg you are working with together (one leg at a time), along your pin markers.
- Using a sharp pair of scissors and starting from the back, cut below the pin line, matching the angle of the existing hemline.
*Err on the side of cutting of a bit less. You can always cut more, but you can’t put it back!
*note: the pants are designed to be slightly shorter in the back than the front. This allows for a nice flowy length without stepping on them in the back. This is why you need to match up the side seams and cut this way.
HoopBooty Pants do not need to be hemmed or have the seam finished once they've been cut, as the fabric naturally resists fraying. However, some people prefer to hem or finish the seams with a zig zag stitch on a sewing machine or with a serger.
If you are having your pants professionally altered, please show these instructions to your seamstress.