I dug out several pairs of light weight summer pants that fint when I had the 25lb weight gain last Spring and decided to do some alterations so they will fit now!
Just taking in the seams doesn't always work on elastic-waisted pants because the seat and hips are still not right.
You can see the difference in seat seam here.
After I cut apart the inseams on both legs,
I can open the pants up and line up for the new crotch line.
It's a breeze then to stitch the new seams, press and have some new pants again! I also had a pair of jean capris to take in but I do them differently-I cut little slits on each side seam on the inside of the waist band and insert elastic. I secure it on one seam and then mark where it is even on the open end and pull it out at least 3-4" farther-that waistband is dense and it needs more pull than you think to draw in.
Once I draw the line, I then secure the spot with a wide zig-zag and trim it off. (I am not of an age or shape to tuck my t-shirts in so I do not mind that the stitching shows a bit on the outside!)
Since I do not wear a belt I don't need to stitch the belt loop back onto the jeans but I do....
This is what the corners of the blocks started doing while on the design wall. It drove me crazy.
I searched for answers and found this--press the seams open and then use a Tailor's Clapper to set them open.
I didn't have such an item (but I will soon!)
I used the Tailor's Ham to weight it down and it worked!
This is what I will be doing at Quilting today--repressing all of the blocks I have already done. I have this many more to make so it is good to figure out how to fix it now!
Begonias hanging in each of my hanging pots!
*I am late posting because my eyes (ocular rosacea) decided to throw a fit yesterday by burning and swelling so that by evening I couldn't see well enough to type, etc, and I ended up going to bed way early-I slept all night and this morning they are doing better, gratefully!