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Topic: Help! My jeans are too big in the hips  (Read 1046 times)
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« on: August 06, 2009 07:28:41 AM »

Ever since I've had kids my waist is proportionally larger than my hips and finding jeans to fit me has been difficult, either I get a 14 and the waist is too tight or I get a 16 and the hips are too big. I have found that some brands fit off the rack, but those brands are very expensive and hard to find in a 14 or 16 anyway.  Oh, and also I'm like 6 feet tall, so I also need a 33"-34" inseam.  So I bought three pairs of Calvin Klein jeans yesterday because I found them in size 16 tall at Ross for $20 a pair and I want to do the alterations myself. The waist fits well, the hips are too wide and the butt sags, so the question is:  Do I need to only take in the outside leg seam or the inside leg seam as well?  Initially I thought I should do both places, but then reconsidered because if I take them in at the inside seam will that lower the rise, maybe?  I could do trial and error, but if anyone has tips, I'd really appreciate it!

« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009 04:19:28 PM »

I've taken in the hips just by sewing the outside seams and it worked, but it doesn't really change the back sagging so I'm not sure how you could take care of that. Picturing this in my mind, if the crotch fits well then taking in the inside leg might make it too narrow.
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 01:01:10 AM »

To fix the butt-saggage, you take in the bottom-rear part of the crotch curve. Use a basting stitch and try it on before you commit, though. Good luck Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 06:56:17 AM »

thank you both.  I'm going to try this weekend, we'll see how it turns out!

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