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Diagonal creases near waist

denglinpiano

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What causes diagonal creases to appear at the waist after taking in a jacket or coat at the waist? Are the creases rectifiable? I recently got the waist of my coat taken in and now there are slight creases at the waist.
 

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Why are you starting a second thread on the jacket you just took in? Yes, post pictures. It may be too tight.
 

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I had a more specific problem to ask about. Here are pictures of the waist which I took using my phone. I would like to take in the waist further without adding to the creases.
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I am not a tailor but I suspect this is because the waist is a little small after the coat was taken in. I would not try to take in any further.
From a stylistic standpoint, this style of coat is military-inspired and should be relatively straight in the body. Too much shaping in the body does not look good IMO.
 

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That coat looks like it belongs on the cover of “Sargent Pepper’s”.
 

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That coat looks like it belongs on the cover of “Sargent Pepper’s”.
I was more thinking I'd tell him I need two tickets for the theatre tonite, and to bring my car around...
 

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Looks like the front of the coat is wanting to pull downward. Perhaps a balance issue.

If you're concerned about it, I would just take it to a tailor. IMO, there's little gained from learning about this stuff online, as ultimately you have to find someone who can execute. You can't go into a tailoring shop and tell that person what someone told you online. If they're a good tailor, they don't need your instructions. If they're a bad tailor, online instructions won't help them (especially if it's coming from or filtered through non-tailors).
 

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Also, after the waist was taken in, the left side was more curved than the right side, i.e. the two sides weren't symmetrical. Would there be any way of making the two sides of the waist symmetrical?
 

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