I am altering a pair of ready-made pants sewn from a four-way stretch synthetic leather fabric. When I first put them on the fit is perfect but after a short time they have sagged, bagged and the waist is even loose…they are fully lined with regular lining fabric and are a loose-ish fit not skin tight. For the waist I am planning to insert a stiff elastic the width of the band and the proper waist size. I am about to stitcht the center back seam and am wondering if I should use a small zig-zag, a regular stitch or even apply a tape to eliminate stretching. Your input and experience will be appreciated.
Edited 1/6/2008 6:21 pm ET by ladyjay
Edited 1/6/2008 6:32 pm ET by ladyjay