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From: lovemyfabric
Date: 10-20-2003, 11:45 AM (1 of 2)

I have to remove the waistband from a pair of dress pants because they are too high on the waist. Can I just sew a piece of grosgrain ribbon on the waist and turn it under and topstitch it in place? I do this on skirts all the time instead of a waistband, but have never done it on rtw pants.
User: lovemyfabric
Member since: 06-06-2003
Total posts: 126
From: MaryW
Date: 10-20-2003, 11:57 AM (2 of 2)
I don't see why not, as long as you make adjustments for the raw ends, etc. I think it's a great idea.
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