A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,345
Currently Running With Scissors:
574 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Altering off the rack waistlines  (Read 291 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Whamo
« on: February 23, 2008 05:06:51 PM »

Does anyone know a good site for a how-to on taking in waistbands?  If the pants fit my hips, they gap in the back.  I pretty much only buy thrift store clothes and I'm reluctant to pay to have it done.

Thanks!

Sarah
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Elphelba
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008 06:47:33 PM »

I always just take in some darts in the back. (Put them on, pinch them above the center of the back pockets, measure that ammount, then sew down to the end of the waist band). It's not fancy and there are better ways to do it, but it's quick and a shirt/belt will mostly cover it,
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
piratelibrarian
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 09:45:53 AM »

There's a great book called 'Pants for Real People' which I've sworn by when it comes to getting pants to fit correctly - it's more geared toward altering commercial patterns for certain fit issues, but the techniques can be just as easily applied to off the rack clothing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Purveyor of idiosyncratic gastropornography since 1976.
blogue
etsy
pot stirring
flickr
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use Dry Shampoo
How to Do Bright Ombre Tips
How to Do an Easy Side Knot
How to Make Short Hair Trends Work for You
Different Ways to Wear Side Swept Bangs
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.