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Press everything, then topstitch the waistband, and replace any beltloops if you removed them.
Press again, and wear your jeans.

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    May 5, 2010, 09.05 AMby mamabeck

    Thank you for posting this! I’ve got three pairs of pants and one skirt I need to take in at the waist and haven’t been able to get my mind around how to do it and still make it look good. This is exactly what I needed!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 10.36 AMby ranjani

    You don’t know how many times I’ve struggled with this. Thanks so much for sharing this technique!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 04.23 AMby nmoonfish

    This is great! Thanks for sharing, I am totally going to fix some jeans now!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 12.27 AMby hnolde

    is it my imagination or is the label on those pants for prada? you’ve got strong nerves to alter something so expensive!!! i have so much trouble with my waist-hip-thigh ratios that I sometimes have to take pants in from CB and from the side seams!

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    Oct 26, 2009, 08.46 AMby ccampbel

    I will try this! I have been looking for a way to make my daughters jeans fit better and I couldn’t see a way to make any adjustments so that they would lie flat. This looks great! Thanks!

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    Oct 21, 2009, 03.53 PMby mhomecookin

    I have been altering jeans for years, and I like your idea the best.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 09.02 AMby dhammi

    This is great…

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    Oct 9, 2009, 03.50 AMby cremmi

    This is a great solution! I have always had problems with jeans fitting at the waist and have tried various ways to take them in- from darts in the waist band to redoing the back seam which created problems with the back pockets. Thank you.

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    Sep 22, 2009, 10.45 PMby val435sasktelnet

    This is just what I needed to make those jeans fit properly. Thank you!

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    Sep 21, 2009, 10.11 PMby jahaira

    Thanks! i too have issues with jeans not fitting quite right at the waist. This is a great simple solution!

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    Sep 20, 2009, 01.03 PMby spontique

    Really smart thinking here. Great work.

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