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« on: June 03, 2007 12:09:25 AM »

Hello everybody   Cheesy

I have a few pants patterns which are from the the 70's/80's. As you can imagine, the waist is high rise.
How do I turn them into hipsters? I have a sewing encyclopedia but of all the alterations there is no help on how to do this!
I made a great pair of pants yesterday except for the bellybutton kissing waistband!
Actually, does anyone know of any free pants tutorials on the web? Ideally drawstring pants!

Thanks anyway guys   Grin

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007 12:11:14 AM »

Just chop about 6 - 8 cm off the top of the pattern - but if you still intend them to have a waistband you'll have to make sure that the waistband is longer and fits onto the pants (as the pants go lower the waistband becomes longer to fit around the hips which are wider than the waist).
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007 08:26:16 AM »

I would assemble the pants with a high waist, then try the pants on and put elastic where you wear your pants. I like mine higher in the back, which is why this is the best option for me. Then just draw a line where your elastic is, you'll want to add some on to that for the seam or waistband.
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