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Topic: Altering off the rack waistlines  (Read 336 times)
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« 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.


« 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,

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« 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.

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