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Sep

2018

Easily fix a trouser back gap


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In a few decades we have grown larger and, unfortunately, bigger, so manufacturers have changed the standard sizes of clothing.
A criterion has not yet been taken into account: women have an arched back!! Result, often pants have a back gap.

No need to be a great seamstress, it’s an easy fixing.

You need: 2 flat and thick buttons – some buttonhole elastic – sewing thread – a needle – 2 pins – a seam ripper – a thimble (for the more clumsy ;-) )



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With the 2 pins, mark the inside of the belt, slightly wider than the elastic band.


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With the seam ripper, cut a perpendicular slot, from one pin to another.

A pencil line would delimit as well, but the advantage of the pins is that they stop the seam ripper. No risk of going too far.


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Hand sew a buttonhole, taking only the first layer of the fabric (you will find on the net tutos much better explained than I could have done…).

Sew the button.

Do the same steps on the other side of the belt.


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Using a safety pin, pass the elastic between the two layers of the belt.

Attach both ends of the elastic to the buttons.


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Et voilà, a well back fitting pants!!

The more forward you make the buttonhole, the more you will have a bloomer effect.

This technique is also ideal for large and lean children or for those who have a little tummy can. For many years, all of my children’s pants have been retouched.


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  • Gravhelio

    01 Oct 2018

    J’ai déjà utilisé souvent cette méthode car je suis trop cambrée et les pantalons baillent toujours dans le dos.

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