I bought this product because I was desperate (recently out of hip surgery) and needed a pant of this nature. The pants were indicated to be regular length, and were 3.5 inches longer than petite (which I think is only to be 2 inches longer). Prior to hemming the pants were washed and then dried in the dryer which was done on purpose to ensure no shrinkage later. Surprisingly the pant shrunk 2.5 inches resulting in no hemming required. Good for me in this case BAD if they had been the right length to start.