Post # 1
I have this great pair of dress pants from Limited. I bought the 8’s b/c they (barely) fit and the 10’s were huge. Now, I’m tired of them sitting in my closet because they’re a little too snug and I get a muffin top. I can still wear them (i am today with a baggy style sweater) but they leave unpleasant tight marks and button marks on my tummy afterwards. Ugly, lol.
They have that internal lining and everything. Does anybody know if a seamstress or tailor would be able to not only let the hem out an inch (doable) but also maybe an inch in the waist? Or are these not made to be let out? Do dress pants with the lining on the inside HAVE any extra material?
I have a nice dress jacket that doesn’t fit across the chest and when I took it to an alteration shop, she said jackets “like that” can’t be let out, only taken in. Are pants the same?
Post # 3
Does the lining cover the waist band also?
If not – check to see how much fabric is “folded in” at the seams. This will tell you how much fabric is there to be let out!
I just took a pair of FIs dress pants in to see if they could be taken out and it could only be taken out less than a half an inch and so it wasn’t worth it!
Post # 4
Gah. Yeah, the lining is all over the inside of the pants.
Maybe from now on instead of buying the size that barely fits, I buy the size that’s too big and have it fitted DOWN!
It may be a lost cause except for days I wear shapewear or blousy stuff, LOL.
Post # 5
We’ve all done it – its so frustrating just to see them sitting unworn in your closet!
Post # 6
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I am not sure…like ms martin said it depends on what the seam allowance is….I too our a pair of FIs pants a few months ago, but was only about to take out about in inch….it really depends on how the pants were put together…sometimes the waist band is one solid strip others it is stitched together just like the rest of the pants.