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I always have been narrowing the waist of the pants I buy, cause I have narrow waist and wide hips. The result wasn't always the best, usually depending on the fabric or how long my top was going to be...to cover up the waistband... Now I believe I've got it! See if the waistband is one piece, there's no guide-seam to follow or an easy way to add darts if needed. I hope I'll help you guys. It worked for me!
PS: sorry for my english, I did my best!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 07.43 PMby zumurruda

    Thank you so much for this how to!! I’ve been able to fix three pairs of jeans this way and now i can finally wear them without having them start sliding down and they don’t even look like i tampered with them in any way!

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      Feb 28, 2010, 09.48 PMby bohemiannow

      I’m so happy I helped!

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    Aug 3, 2009, 12.36 PMby montanasdawn

    Hi Bohemiannow, I love the way you explained this, and your work made this waistband look much better than it originally did! Now, how do you widen a waistband? I am very short-waisted and nothing fits! Thanks!

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    Jul 27, 2009, 05.51 PMby mmmrphs

    Thank you! I will have to give this a go. I have wide hips too.

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