- How to alter flared trousers
- How to reduce the waist of pants
- 1 way: side seam
- 2 way: additional darts
- 3 way: back seam
Changeable fashion dictates its own rules regarding the style of clothing - this is a long-known fact. And all women obey her orders only in order to always look attractive. This is precisely the goal of constantly updating the wardrobe. And almost every fashionista in the closet has jeans or trousers, the style of which is somewhat outdated. Flared from the knee or from the hip have long been replaced by models with straight or tapered legs. And, it would seem, a completely new thing quickly fades from the favorites of the wardrobe into the background. However, the change in fashion trends does not mean that outdated trousers should be thrown out. Of course, you can continue to wear them, but to keep up with the times, they can be given a new life. How to do it? How to sew in flared trousers and make fashionable "pipes" out of them?
It also happens that the fabric stretches during wear, or after the next diet you manage to throw off a few kilograms, and now your favorite thing does not sit so perfectly on the figure. How to sew trousers in thiscase? It is about how to give a second life to your favorite pants that will be discussed further.
How to alter flared trousers
To give a new life to your favorite jeans, the style of which has long sunk into oblivion, you should turn the pants inside out and draw a line from the waist to the bottom, along which the new line will run. The same should be done for the crotch of the trousers. To do this, you can use a long ruler or take other fashionable jeans and simply circle them around the contour. Next, you should baste new seams and try on the pants to make sure they fit well. After that, all excess fabric is cut off, and the edges are overcast. Please note that flared jeans are usually longer than straight trousers, and therefore they will need to be re-hemmed.
How to reduce the waist of pants
It often happens that the owners of a thin waist and wide hips face the problem of choosing trousers. Often with such features of the figure, the thing sits perfectly in the hips, but on the sides and on the back it is great. How to solve this problem and how to sew trousers in a belt? There are several ways that experienced craftsmen use in expensive studios.
1 way: side seam
Many believe that this option is only suitable for those models that do not have side pockets in the seams of the product or any decorative rivets. However, this is not at all the case. First, let's look at how to sew in classic-cut trousers from plain fabric without additional elements.
First, you should slightly rip off the belt ona distance of about 10 cm from the side seam in one direction and the other. After putting on the trousers inside out and measuring the amount of excess fabric that should be removed, and at what angle to make the bevel of the seam. It is best to use either tailor's needles or a basting for this. It should be noted that when laying a new line, the transition from the existing side seam should be as smooth as possible so that no corners and irregularities appear on the fabric on the front side. Next, using a special tool or simple nail scissors, you should rip the old line and smooth this area with an iron. After adjusting the waistband of the trousers to size, cut off the excess fabric, baste it in place and sew it on the sewing machine.
How to sew in trousers if there are a lot of decorative elements on the front and back panels? In this case, you need to measure how many extra centimeters you need to remove in the belt. You can open the side seam and move one of the panels, closing all centimeters on the section of the trousers free from decorative elements. It should only be understood that in this case, the side seam will move either forward or backward, depending on which side has more decorations.
2 way: additional darts
This option is suitable for those whose trousers are very puffy in the waistband on the back. Often, a slight suturing of the product only on the sides does not solve this problem. In this case, a few additional darts on the back of the trousers will help. In order to make them, you have to cutbelt along the entire back and cut it along the middle seam. After trying on the product, putting the pants inside out and, using tailor's pins, pinch symmetrical tucks on both sides of the middle seam. Thus, up to 6 cm can be removed in the belt. After that, it remains to adjust the upper bar to the new size and sew it in place. Even an inexperienced seamstress will cope with such work, since it is easiest to sew trousers in this way. There is no need to rip open the vertical factory seams and redo the decorative stitches.
3 way: back seam
Many masters reduce trousers in the belt only along the back seam. This allows you to save all the decorative elements on the sides of the product. How to sew women's pants on the back seam? First, you should completely undo the belt in the back area and dissolve the back line to about the middle. Next, you should put on and fasten the trousers, and then baste a new seam. After laying a new line on the sewing machine and adjusting the belt.