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Posted on: 6/10/05 12:52 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
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My favorite "yard work" pants' elastic waistband had given out. I briefly thought about removing the elastic and reinserting a new piece in the folded over waistband, but found it to be entirely too much trouble to unpick the tiny stitches I had used. Instead I cut off the entire band and added a strip of brightly colored calico in its place which I then folded over the new elastic and stitched down. I think I like the rejuvenated pants better than the original.

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Clev said...
That sounds cute and I've been seeing that in RTW too. Way to go.
6/10/05 10:50 PM
Susan M said...
What an easy idea. That has stopped me from fixing my pants. Now I have to check to see what sort of fabric I have.
6/11/05 9:53 AM
esmer said...
Cool! I just love your idea.
6/25/05 8:32 PM
Pegh said...
pegh 7/4/05 Clever suggestion.
7/4/05 12:10 PM
Holmar said...
This is a great idea...thanks for sharing!
2/6/13 7:19 AM
 
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