Hi everyone –
I found in my closet the other day a beautiful pair of flowing black pants which would do wonderfully for any elegant evening out. They’re a great material and from an expensive store so good quality too. I bought these when I was 15 (I am now 18) but still fit into them miraculously. However, as I am sure many of you know, trends have changed over the years and these pants which come up to my waist would look GREAT low-rise. They are a clasp fasten above the zip. My mom is handy with a sewing machine and I asked if she would lower the waist so that they are low-rise hipsters, by cutting off much of the waistband fabric and removing the zip so we just have a three-button up fastener (much easier, I assume, than putting in another, shorter, zip and clasp fasten).
She is unsure about tactics for doing this – particularly how to remove excess material from the waistband area without ruining the pants, and how to remove the zipper successfully. We don’t even know if this is the best way to go but I’d love to wear these pants on New Year’s Eve so any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!