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How do I add more fabric in the crotch area?

ChoirNico

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Hello, I do realise this has probably been asked time and time again, but bear with me. On 2 of my pairs of trousers, the crotch is too high to fit me comfortably (as well as other issues, but I have to tackle this one first). Now my question is, how/in what way do I alter these trousers to make them fit?

I will attach pictures of a well-fitting pair (right, the plain one) as well as an ill-fitting one (left, with accessories)

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It's not that the crotch is too high, it's just the abomination called "low-waist trousers".
 

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On some trousers, you can lower the crotch by essentially "dropping" the crotch seam. Inside high-end trousers, you can sometimes find excess fabric that can be let out. However, on lower-end pants and jeans, you will not find much material, so there's nothing to let out.

With those specific pants, I'm afraid there's not much you can do.
 

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On some trousers, you can lower the crotch by essentially "dropping" the crotch seam. Inside high-end trousers, you can sometimes find excess fabric that can be let out. However, on lower-end pants and jeans, you will not find much material, so there's nothing to let out.

With those specific pants, I'm afraid there's not much you can do.
Is there a way to rip open a seam and add more fabric in a way that would work? Because yes, there's no extra fabric to let out, but could I basically do it myself and just... add fabric?
 

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Is there a way to rip open a seam and add more fabric in a way that would work? Because yes, there's no extra fabric to let out, but could I basically do it myself and just... add fabric?
You can add something called a “gusset”, which is a diamond shaped piece of cloth, to the crotch. It will be nearly impossible finding cloth that matches exactly. It shouldn’t be a difficult alteration for a tailor, though. Look up “crotch gusset”.
 

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Is there a way to rip open a seam and add more fabric in a way that would work? Because yes, there's no extra fabric to let out, but could I basically do it myself and just... add fabric?
As breakaway mentioned, you can add a gusset. However, since the fabric won't match, you will draw attention down there whenever you sit, maybe even when you stand. The fabric will be noticeably mismatched, even to casual observers.
 

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