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« on: July 14, 2004 05:37:28 PM »

I just got an awesome pair of old man pants.  However, the crotch hangs down about 3 inches more than I want or need.  I would just chop off and re-do the waist, but pulling them up that far makes the legs too short.  Anyone have some ideas (for a total sewing newbie) on adjusting the depth?
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004 06:16:44 PM »

The first thing that comes to my non-technical, sewingly-gifted mind is to put them on inside out, pin it up so it "fits," and sew. BEFORE you cut the excess fabric, I would try it on to make sure it's going to work (yes, I know that could be uncomfortable with three inches of fabric bunched up in the crotch). That way, if it didn't work you can just rip out the seam and listen to someone with much more knowledge and experience.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2004 10:29:38 AM »

in my short experience with redoing crotch dept, it's EXETREMELY difficult, but not impossible. although i'm not sure it can be achieved without altering the length of the pants. i will check into this, but if i were you, i'd get used to it, i've never successfully done it ;-)

*edit* i found two books in my collection, that details how to change crotch depth, but it's when you are amking them from a pattern, i.e., how to alter a pattern to fit. the books were the perfect fit from the singer sewing reference library and fitting finesse a book by nancy zieman
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2004 11:03:09 AM »

i've tried doin this before, and i find that the only way it'll werk is if the pant legs are a bit wide too. wut i did was sewed up the INseam of the pants and across the crotch. try using a basting stitch frist, and then try them on until u find exactly how u want them to fit. i sure hope this helps!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004 06:33:29 PM »

wow.  thank you for posting this.  ive been wanting to kno how to raise crotch depths for awhile now, considering i wear a lot of guys pants. 

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