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Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on February 04, 2009: I have a friend who has always this kind of a problem. One day if I ever get the hang of sewing through that kind of thickness I will let you know, but until then I do the best I can. That is the problem with pant companies not cutting women's pants the same way as they do mens. Learn how to easily alter your pants at the waist for the optimal fit! Only 3 available and it's in 1 … The slip stitch can close up seams and holes just like a whip stitch, but the stitch … I had worked this out on my own to some extent - I have a sway back so it's the obvious place for me to take in pants. I will add some pictures to the hub soon as I have a few pair to fix. Besides wearing them in the shower and wearing them while they dry, do you have another suggestion? Fold the leg pieces right sides together. You can easily take in or let out up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) without affecting the fit of the pants elsewhere. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on July 04, 2010: Awesome Kristie, good for you. Make sure you leave enough room for you to get the jeans on your body, but don't make it too loose. Can you post pictures to accompany the instructions? First sew the outer seams of each legs, one at a time one front pattern to one back leg pattern. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on October 23, 2011: Anna141, thank you for taking a look and for commenting. Hey I may start out with the trying to shrink first tho, that had occurred to me but I should be so lucky. Zuz, I wish you could teach me how to do this....!!! The back leg is wider than the front. Kate Swanson from Sydney on February 03, 2009: Thanks for this Zsuzsy! Always glad when you pop in for a visit. 8. The job of taking in and letting out is the same. How are you? Flip the pants over, and do the same with the opposite side. I only do it with no-waistband pants, though, because I can never work out how to get the waistband back together again afterwards - I always seem to end up with a wodge of material that won't sit right. Pin each leg along the line you marked. If they feel right, go over the seam line two more times to give it a good and solid seam. This situation seems to present a quandary to many people. Step 3 Take off the leggings and place them on a clean working surface inside out. 2. Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on February 06, 2009: Great tips. If you have a chance check them out. I'm always glad when you come for a visit. Seriously, adjusting it is not hard and will take you no more than 30-40 minutes. Also, most Docker-style sports pants for men and jeans do not have extra fabric because they’re sewn with flat French seams. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on February 01, 2010: Pollyannalana always glad when you drop in for a visit. Always glad when you pop in for a visit. Lay your pants on the fabric so … Taking the body measurements for a pants pattern. Sew the waistband, facing the stitch in the ditch. or will it look funny? thanks for taking a look and for commenting. Fold your fabric in half, wrong side out. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on February 04, 2009: You're quite welcome Michelle I hope it will help your friend. thanks!! Step 1. 1. Buttonhole elastic has one button hole per inch. If I'm a size 39 in men's dress trousers, should I buy a 38 or a 40? However, I can't sew worth a darn (ha ha no pun intended :). How can I adjust a pair of shorts, that ride down in the back? Used the press cloth on the inside but it won't come out. Well, I'm here to share with you a third option that might be more in line with the ever-shrinking closing budget. Hope you're well. 5 out of 5 stars (2,227) 2,227 reviews $ 7.95. :-). I had pretty pants I always regreted buying but now I actually can wear them. Buttonhole Elastic Step 1 Cut a piece of buttonhole elastic containing at least four buttonholes. You might want to add that if the sewer is wanting to decrease the hip area as well as the waist that taking up the crotch has the effect of increasing the rise and decreasing the inseam. When making a muslin you can tie elastic around your waist to hold the pants up – this makes the muslin a very quick sew. the pair i did last night turned out pretty well!!! Pin the remainder of the seam from the edge of the waistband facing right through to where you need to sew. "Tailor's Shop" by Wolfgang Sauber is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. I was away from home with no internet connection. If you are using your sewing machine, fold over 1/2cm, then fold over 3cm. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on July 03, 2010: As long as you make small little stitches it should hold up well enough. Most men's trousers are designed so that they can be adjusted at the center back seam. It is always easier to take in than to let out, mainly because there is no danger of the pants showing the seam marks. Put the pants on first, and have a friend – and a mirror – help out with this one. This is a simple size 38 design, and does not take seam allowance into account, so be sure to add 5/8" to the edges. so I can't lay them flat and sew down each leg. Try the jeans again to make sure everything fits. lol. Unfortunately, this means that if you’re an in-between size, you either have to wear your pants too loose or get a tailor to take them in. My Pants Are Too Loose at the Waist! Remove the stitching that holds down the inside facing of the waistband about 5-6 inches (12.5-15 centimeters) on each side of the center seam. Pin your pants leg seams together then sew all the way around from ankle to ankle. This article directions are good for someone who wants to give it a go, thumbs up! Cording or braid for the drawstring or thin fabric tubes; Fabric – Twice the Length needed +1/4 meters; Bias tape or crosswise cut fabric strip – 5 inch wide; length = waist round of the pants + 1″ Using your chalk, mark a sewing line on the inside of the pants. i dont own a sewing machine. can i sew it back up by hand??? Choose a leg and pin out the excess fabric along the outside seam. Place a pin joining the waistband sewing line carefully. Is there anything else to do? It could be a lifesaver for your engagement shoot or family photos. Everyone wants them to look and fit great, while being comfortable. Cut elastic to the length you need, loop it around two side belt loops, pull tight, and tie using a double knot. Put the pants on. 5. Good luck. This is where the line where the waistband and pants meet. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on July 30, 2009: E.A.Wright, thanks for taking a look and for commenting. Stretch the waist as much as you can repeatedly. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on May 17, 2010: ritazruby, thank you for taking a look and for commenting. Thanks for taking a look and for commenting. I've dealt with men as customers for many years and most of you seem to think if the pants stay up then they're good enough. I managed to take them in about an inch and put them back together okay so they look fine when I have them on, but they're not beautiful on the inside anymore. But when buying commercial patterns or ready-to-wear garnets, fitting problems arise. Maybe slip stitch the lining down. Some patterns feature pull on, drawstring or elastic at the waist, making them easy to sew. Palazzo pants are long, loose, wide leg trousers that seem to come in and out of fashion regularly. If you’ve outgrown your favorite pants (I mean, if your pants mysteriously shrunk...), you just need to be very careful when pulling out the old seam. So she often has to repair it. 6. If the amount you need to take in is mainly in the waist and you need all of the fabric in the seat, you will need to make a short seam adjustment. 7. They’re known unanimously as one of the worst items to shop for. Good luck. Carefully use sharp fabric … Slip stitch. Learning how to make drawstring pants is a lot easier than it sounds. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on July 08, 2009: Chris, I will try to make a few pictures next pair I need to let out or in. I have a leather pair of Lederhosen that are too small. Banana Republic gets so fancy with their linings! Jeans, trousers, slacks, corduroys… whatever. This will help it not slip apart when you’re sewing. Take care. A step by step instructions to sew a similar pants is given in the post – Draft and sew a Pajama Pants – Check it out for detailed tutorial with photos. Most garment manufacturing companies seem to think that waist sizes jump two inches at a time. My girlfriend used to do the same as you, she would hunt around for a pant style from one company then keep on buying the same pants over and over in every color possible for each season. Thank you so much and I better get on it while there's snow out there! Learn how to take in or let out the waist of your dress pants yourself! Remove the old sewing line. Try on the pants. Make it safe from blow-outs. Believe me it is not a hard job. Then I have to try hard to remain the same weight.... Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on March 17, 2009: Isabella my dear it really isn't hard... it just takes practice. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on September 08, 2009: Leslie if your fabric doesn't want to co-operate and shifts try either lowering your pressure feederdogs or (this usually works) run two lines of short basting stitches about 1/4 inches apart...1/8 either side of where the seam line has to sit. This seems like something I could do. Sew the Outside of the Legs. If either of these proportions goes off, fit issues happen. What about button extenders? Look in a mirror. From shop blue510patterns. These clothing patterns for women can be made to fit sizes 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16. Instead of getting frustrated at the store over too-tight trousers, learn how to make pants for yourself. Note: You'll first need to check if there is extra fabric in the back of the pants. They are usually made from light, breathable fabrics, like crepe and jersey for the hot summer months. Sewing Pattern Loose Fit Pants Pattern, Pullover Tunic Top Pattern, Cardigan Pattern, Wide Leg Pants Pattern, Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8393 blue510patterns. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on February 03, 2009: CGull! Try them on, putting the jeans inside-out. The hips part fit but the waist doesn't. C.S.Alexis from NW Indiana on February 08, 2009: I would think this takes a certain amount of sewing knowledge to achieve great results. … regards Zsuzsy. This gives you a high waist loose pyjama pants. I will make a couple photographs in the next couple of days of the waistband and add them to this hub. I’ve done this with my kids’ pants as well as on my own. I would try the shrinking too if I were you as taking in jeans can get a bit tricky especially if they're lined. I like to sew but as with most things I lost my machine in the flood. After you have cut the 4 pieces of patterns, Align one front leg and one back leg right sides together. dl53acy from East Texas on April 12, 2010: Great tips only I don't own a sewing machine but I've done a lot of handsewing before and I have taken in some old jeans or slacks (basic everyday wear) by hand before, especially when you don't have the money for a seamstress for those little simple projects. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on February 06, 2009: Always glad when you come for a visit. Step 4 Sew a new seam line just on the outside of the line of pins beginning at the waistline. Any tips for lined dress pants? It may take a while by hand versus a sewing machine but I just keep looping within the stitch made before a few times until I kinda get the sewing machine effect. Right? But I can guarantee that if you find a pair of pants that really fit just perfect you will not want to wear any other type anymore. :-) I will email this to her. You will also find pants and shorts using repurposed clothing - what could make sewing easier? Unfortunately, this method of letting out pants will mainly work for men's dress pants, as only about 10% of ladies slacks have this type of sewing style and seam allowances left in the back of pants and in waistbands. Put the pants flat on the ground after about 30 minutes of air-drying. They should still be damp. Thanks Zsuzsy for the helpful tip. She does a good business out of her home. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on November 12, 2011: Carol, it's hard to tell without seeing the shorts but most likely the rise is too short for you. Thank you for watching this video and supporting my channel. this hub has solved a lot of troubles for me. greetings from a almost spring like Canada. dress slacks to make them skinnier. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on January 19, 2011: Seventw, nope absolutely nothing... not if you want it not be obvious that you have made the pants bigger... Is there anything you can do if your pants do not have the extra fabric on theme? 4. cgull8m from North Carolina on February 03, 2009: For guys, it is different, we accept anything, but would love to have a good fit in pants. I made that mistake on one of my husband's pants -- not a good look. Wash, dry, and iron your pants. Thanks ZsuZsy. Zsuzsy Bee (author) from Ontario/Canada on November 27, 2009: Yes samsmith if you follow my instructions anyone can do it. :-). I bought my husband a brand new pair of jeans-felt lined with $49.99 price tag I got for one or two dollars at yard sale..my Mom could do all these things so I thought to try, knowing they were slightly big but all I do is look at them and think, lol, and Mom has Alzheimer's. A well fitting pair of pants has both enough room to go around the hips and enough room to go between the legs. If you already have a pair of pants or jeans at home that fit well, then you have all you need for a pants pattern. I have a pair from Banana Republic that fit in the hips but not the waist so I couldn't go down a size. Thanks! I haven’t perfected sewing with denim yet, and my stitches don’t look as good as I would like. How do you take in the waist on women's jeans? E. A. Wright from New York City on July 29, 2009: Great instructions. Some patterns feature pull on, drawstring or elastic at the waist, making them easy to sew. 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