Reset a Side Zipper in Pants for a Better FitHow to mark and stabilize the fabric for better results
Many people buy skirts or pants with curved side seams, but their bodies are not shaped the same way. Most folks just leave the garment as is; they decide that no one will notice if a top or jacket covers the area. Others want a more customized look, and this technique achieves that. Find out how to reshape side seams over the hips and reset a side zipper. It is not difficult, but there are some challenges.
Fit the garment
I did this alteration recently for a client on ankle-length, straight-legged pants with a contour waist and an invisible zip in the left side. The steps below show this process; it is the same for a skirt with a side invisible zipper.
I’ll walk through how I complete this type of alteration. First, I fit the garment on the client to determine the amount that needs to be taken in…
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