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How to Reconfigure the Back Waistband

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You can learn the process to reconfigure the back waistband in ready-to-wear garments. Then you can apply this same technique to garments made by you, by making the adjustments to the pattern before cutting.

Many of my students have adamantly stated they love making clothes, but they are not interested in altering them. Here’s the thing, though: When you need to make adjustments in the process of making garments for a better fit, you’re altering them from the original pattern. While I agree there is a difference between that and adjusting ready-to-wear clothing, it likely involves the same techniques.

Where to alter the waistband

When altering pants or skirts with a separate waistband that zips in front or at the side, the place to start is at the center back. There are exceptions, but this is generally the case. In my experience, there are more seams available in ladies’…

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