One of the things about losing weight, is trying to make your old wardrobe still work.
I slit the side seams at the waist band of my jeans and cropped pants
using my pinking shears to control raveling.
I overlap the welted seam over the flat fabric until I reduce the waist to fit or to the pocket in this case.
I am putting in a kind of dart that lies flat and is comfortable.
I do not tuck in my shirts so this seam is never seen.
The inside looks like a dart-see?! It is nice to be able to have a bunch of casual pants to wear again!
I did a whole pile of things-do you do your own mending or do you toss things that no longer fit?
I hate to shop so anytime I can keep clothes I already have , it is a win for me!
I found this website, So Sew Easy, that has lots of patterns for purchase and for free. This is one of the free tops. I purchased the knit fabric at WalMart for pennies and whipped it up yesterday!
I could see the front wrap sagged a bit so I added some
elastic to the neck edge and now I don't have to worry about a 'gap'!
I downloaded a bunch of patterns (all for knits) and will get them all taped together-the only downside to downloadable patterns is the tiles (pages) of the pattern and taping them together but with great results , it will be worth it!