Like all Deer&Doe patterns, Safran is drafted for an average height of 5’6″ (1m68). Depending of your height and proportions, you might have to add or remove some length from the legs and/or rise. This is a very simple modification, as we will see together!
Start by tracing your pattern, grading between sizes as needed. Safran’s legs feature two lengthen/shorten lines: the top one corresponds to the rise, and the bottom one to the legs. To adjust the leg length, cut along the latter on the front piece (#1). If you are adding length, place the two parts on a new sheet of pattern paper. Spread or overlap both parts by the desired value, making sure to keep the straight-grain arrows on the same line. Tape in place, then redraw the sides to form uninterrupted curves. Repeat on the back leg (#2).
To lengthen the rise, follow the same procedure: extend the straight-grain arrow to the top of the pattern piece, then cut along the top lengthen/shorten line and spread the two parts by the desired amount while maintaining the arrows aligned. The adjustment line is placed below the fly area, so you won’t have to make any changes to the zipper: Safran’s fly opening is long enough to allow you to put on your pants even with a longer rise.
Shortening the rise works the same way. Note that if you need a major length adjustment (above 1.5″), you might have to reduce the fly and zipper length.