'Hemming' Technical Pants

Outdoor Apparel

An Antarctic bound customer came to us with a pair of technical, 3-layer Gortex pants that needed to be shortened by 6″. Instead of shortening from the bottom, and therefor having to deal with the side zips, snaps, and internal gaiter, we cut out 6″ between the articulated knee and the top of the gaiter. After stitching back together, we then seam-taped the new seam to preserve the water proofing. The toughest part was the first cut……what’s the old saying: “Measure 18 to 20 times, cut once”?