I’m altering a pair of dressy trousers for myself for fall and need some advice. They are a RTW size 10 and I’m down about to an 8. I’m tired of wearing them with a belt that makes them bunch like crazy, but they’re a staple of my wardrobe.
So what would you recommend for altering a pair of trousers smaller?
I’ve taken the waistband off and started pinning the hips and thighs. What I can’t decide (mostly) is whether to alter the waistband to fit my waist or sew it on to the pants closer to my high hip level where it currently fits. Advice? (I generally like to wear my pants a tad lower than my belly button–I’m 27 and it holds in my baby belly a bit better–but I’m a little hesitant about cutting off the zipper (CF) to move the waistband down about 2″.)
I’ve made a dress into a skirt, have created my own patterns for 2 dresses, have altered or am in the process of altering many shirts for myself and my husband and have hemmed dress pants for the both of us, but this is the first pair of pants I’ve really fussed with beyond hemming. I’m excited to learn a new skill and technique, but nervous too–I love these pants. Any advice you experts can give me would be great!