Member since 5/2/09
In reply to Diva452
Date: 7/30/12 8:52 PM
Try standing in front of a mirror in them and just pinching out some of excess in the center back waist and back seam area, and maybe pin or baste that way. Baste is much better. Then move around, standing and sitting and see if you still even like them like that on you, or if it's acceptable to you or not. Also try sitting and see if they "pooch" out funny in the front or not that way.
If you still like them that way, then maybe you really can just take in the back waist and back seam of them, just like on guys suit pants that are instead more made for that kind of thing. Even though women's pants are most times not and instead you got to split a waistband to do that there with instead often. That works pretty good for maybe one size or even two if you are not too very picky.And maybe just even you body type. As in the legs would not get any smaller in width that way, and any back pockets would get closer togetherAnd it would not change any crotch much. But that might be O.K.
I did loose 25 lbs, and in all pretty much only the hips, butt and thigh area though, and when that occurred, I really could not do that, that way, with all my old pants at all. Most of them were jean cuts. Instead I did what I actually had never heard of anyone else being willing to do, and after wards, really knew why! Way too much work.
I had a stack of maybe 14 pairs of all zip front, pockets in the front side seams and mostly jean cut pants and to alter for me that way, because the size difference was so greaand I ended up having to take in the back waist and back seam, and the side seams and even re-hem a lot. Also since jean cuts, a lot of that was flat felling, and involved jean side pockets with rivets in them. The front side pockets just got a bit more narrow and that part was O.K. But, I was pulling pocket rivets out with pliers, and then also making sure the new side seams, were past the old rivets which were now holes in the fabric there, Just because jthe rivets were, right about where I wanted the new side seams. And I was picking out flat fell seams, chain stitching, overlocking, re-serging stuff, making fake flat fell seams this time around, and re-top stitching everything. It was a whole lot of work, fopr each and every one of them, and probably not worth it. I did it anyway for some of them. I decided for sure not worth it (just all the time involved, and getting tired of it) on about pair #7 of the possible 14 of them!
I really thought it might not be too bad, as I even once worked at a jean store altering pants, by just splitting the waist bands and taking in the back seams, plus also have to do that for some jeans just on me always, just anyway. So, I'm actually pretty quick on just that. And just that, does not bother me much.
But, doing that and all the side seams too, with those jeans pockets with the rivets in them, got to me in the end, and I just said forget it to the rest of that stack of pants, and had fun shopping for some new ones, instead at that point.