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Altering Jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by benchan, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. benchan

    benchan Senior Member

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    It is a common operation for dress pant, but what about jeans?
     


  2. philosophe

    philosophe Distinguished Member

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    It's not impossible, but it's not as easy as altering dress pants. You need a tailor with the right heavy-duty sewing machine, and you need to watch out about where the back pockets end up.
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    This topic comes up from time to time. Some members have had darts put in above the back pockets with varying success. That's a much easier operation than trying to redo the rear seam.
     


  4. ringring

    ringring Senior Member

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    Avoid.

    Dress pants are made to be easily altered eg. centre back waistband seam (sometimes), darts.

    Jeans are difficult to alter for waist size. You have a chain stitched waistband to alter and re-stitch, fell seamed yoke/crotch....not worth it IMO.

    It could go pear-shaped, literally, pretty easily.
     


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