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Comfortable Sleek Pants

Threads #180, Aug./Sept. 2015
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Get all the comfort of elastic-waist pants without the baggy style, with this article from Threads #180 (August/September 2015) by Sandra Miller.

I’ve been sewing elastic-waist pants for years because of their comfort and ease of construction. I’ve talked to many women who share my feelings, but some worry that a pull-on style might be baggy and unfitted. To provide an alternative look, I have devised a method for including darts and an invisible zipper in elastic-waist pants to remove some of the excess fabric from the waist circumference. The elastic remains, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for a svelte waistline.

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  1. freetosew | | #1

    I am delighted with the results of this method, by Sandra Miller,for an elastic waistband! I have already altered three pairs of pants.
    C Baxter, Fergus, Ontario, Canada

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