Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#58 Back to School Wardrobe: Too Large Pants to Pull on Elastic Waist

REFLECTIONS: I am learning to alter much too large pants. These are from my Liz Claibourne haul when our outlet closed.

BEFORE: Navy denim weight pants.
  • Many sizes too large.
  • Simple seam in waistband would not work.
  • I do not have luck removing and re-stitching waistbands.
  • New waist band was cut from Navy t-shirt.

  • Remove original waistband.
  • Stitchnew  seams in crotch, in-seams and outer leg as needed. Serge.
  • Cut new modified yoga waistband from the width of an old t-shirt. Insert elastic to fit.

 AFTER: Navy pull on pants.
  • No prize for style.
  • But, perfect for the Back to School Spring Transition wardrobe. 
AFTER: Still full legs
with new pull on waistband.

New waistband cut from t-shirt

New waistband: no style but functional 

New t-shirt waistband.
Function, not style

BEFORE: Many sizes too large

BEFORE: Too hard to remove and restitch waistband


Chickie Walsh said...

Wow, that waistband looks really well done, and you have a great pair of pants for school. You got so much done over spring break. Impressive.

RanchHouse said...

Thanks Chickie. These are definitely my grandma pants. One of the young expecting teachers said she wished she could do that to her pants. Not pretty but so functional.

Heidi said...

The work was well done! As to how to hide the waist band: a tunic will do that!

cfortin said...

Great functional refashion.

Cindy - EOD
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