Date: 01-11-2005, 11:13 PM (1 of 5)
I have been asked by someone to alter some dress slacks! This my first time doing this outside of my famliy and i am very nervous about this. The pants need taking in at the waist an inch. To be honest the gentleman tried them on for me to measure and i really didn't see the need to take them up! But this man recently lost a few pounds and i guess it will make him feel better. lol The inch that i mentioned above is what he tugged away from his waist. Anyway i am gonna do this. First of all his wife a a very good friend of my daughter's and second he is the President of our Parish (here in Louisiana we have parishes not counties) School Board System.So i want to do a good job never know what could be coming my way! lol
Does anybody have any tips that might be helpful for this project.
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Date: 01-11-2005, 11:42 PM (2 of 5)
Check the center back. A lot of men's dress slacks are made so that they can be easily altered (in OR out) at the center back seam.
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Date: 01-12-2005, 12:15 AM (3 of 5)
my dh's weight used to fluctuate a lot, I used to take his pants in and let them out on a regular basis... paroper is right... check the back center... oftentimes they are easier than you would think to alter...
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Date: 01-12-2005, 10:13 AM (4 of 5)
Yep center back. I apprenticed at a men's suit shop during high school. It was my job to take out the old stitching. Oh what fun that was .
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Date: 01-12-2005, 07:33 PM (5 of 5)
Center back...yup....it's unanimous...
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