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« on: May 21, 2007 12:37:55 PM »

I thought that the post on craftster about making jeans into maternity pants by adding a knit waistband was genius.  Don't need maternity pants, but wait - there's a pair of black pants that I cut down to low waist, and got a little too overzealous with the scissors...

(I lightened up the image quite a bit to be able to see anything in the blackness - the band is pretty close to the colour of the pants IRL)

I took a folded piece of the knit fabric, pulled it as tight as I could around my hips (so I knew I could get it on), then cut it that length and 9" deep (4" deep doubled waistband with 1/2" seam allowances).  Sewed the short ends together, folded it wrong sides together, then sewed it to the top of the pants in a continuous loop.  I unzip the zipper when pulling them up, but they are basically pull on pants now.

Sooooooo comfy!

« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007 01:56:20 PM »

Yay for comfy pants!!  Great job.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 05:01:07 PM »

hahah I've totally been doing this with all of my pants too... but not because I got overzelous with the scissors on the waistband... I just prefer  a nice, stretchy, comfortable waistband.... and then there's the whole having a weird body shape where my waist and hips are the same size... too much info, I know.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 07:49:33 PM »

Yes! This is so comfy!  I am short waisted and I love doing this with my pants-sometimes I even add a drawstring to non-stretch material instead of a button/zipper.  Great job! Grin

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