Greetings! I’ve been an avid Threads reader for many years, and I’ve been sewing for 30+ years. But I’m only now venturing into the brave new world of altering pants (eek!). I have two questions.
RTW pants these days ride so low on the waist. I’ve been trying to figure out: if I sew a deeper crotch seam into them and cut out the excess, would that raise the pants higher so they’d fit closer to a natural waist? I know I would have to adjust the waistband accordingly and that’s fine.
Also, I’ve managed to lose a bunch of weight but I don’t want to buy new pants or make new, especially since cotton knit suitable for pants is so VERY hard to find. So far I’ve been doing pretty well by taking in the inseam and elastic waist. I know I should be taking them in at the sides as well, but I don’t want to mess with the pockets. At least in knit pants, this technique has worked pretty well and the drape looks fine.
But I’m still losing weight and I wonder at what point this will no longer work, and at that point –what should I do?