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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > altering ready to wear ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Date: 9/20/13 3:25 PM

(not sure where this topic belongs) How do you determine the hem length when the person has a tilted down waist? Logically the pants should be shorter in the front than at the sides and back, but this will cause the cause the cross grain at the hem to be off-grain. Do you just ignore this?

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Date: 9/20/13 3:58 PM

Measure and hem straight. They will fall as they will unless he wears suppenders to keep the waistline level.

My husband thinks his inseam has shortened over the years when it is his belly pushing the pants down.

Now I just measure the side from the waist down to the shoe and use that measurement and forget about inseam measurements.

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Subject: Topic merged Date: 9/20/13 7:09 PM

Topic merged from altering ready to wear into altering ready to wear

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Date: 9/20/13 7:11 PM

Bumping this topic in case others might have additional suggestions.

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Date: 9/20/13 8:19 PM

I guess it depends on the fabric and how much different it needs to be. I have frequently hemmed (and had them hemmed) to be longer in the back. This allows my dress pants to hang strait without the wrinkle at the front where they would hit the top of my foot and still be long enough in the back.

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Date: 9/21/13 12:15 PM

That is the way to hem dress pants. Jeans, I do straight.

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