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Date: 3/27/14 7:45 PM

I hope someone can help me decide what to do with these. My niece has almost finished a pair of plaid capris. In the meantime, she's had a baby, picked up quite a bit of weight so now the capris don't fit. I thought about ripping them apart because I don't know anyone that can fit them. Then my grandson saw them and thinks they're cool and wants them. Problem? My niece was 17, grandson is 11. So he can fit inside these pants two times. Of course he can't fit them but he thinks his granny can make it work. He even called my niece to tell her what a good job she did on the pants he'll be wearing. The zipper and pockets have been put in already. Is there anything I can do? Any opinions or advice?

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Date: 3/28/14 7:19 AM

I don't see much choice but to rip apart and recut to his size.

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Date: 3/28/14 7:20 AM

Could you take them apart, leaving the side pockets in place, and use a pattern in his size to match up at the side seams and see where the inseam and center seam fall. If you have room to cut, cut a new inseam and side seam and sew them together.

I'm no expert, so it may not work, but that's what I would try.

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Date: 3/28/14 8:40 AM

There is enough room to cut a new seam. Did think of that! Or I may have to get rid of the pockets because the zipper is already in. Hmmm...thanks for the responses. I really don't want to rip them apart if I don't have to.

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Date: 3/28/14 9:28 AM

You could cut new pocket openings and use the pocket facing (provided they match) or if there's enough left after cutting the new side seams to cut a new pocket facing. (not sure that's what it's called. The piece that sits behind the pocket opening.) Or add patch pockets instead.

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Date: 3/28/14 11:00 AM

Hmm you're pretty crafty, I was thinking that might work too.

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