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From: xavierarmadillo
Date: 03-25-2007, 02:22 PM (1 of 2)
What would be easier/cheaper, making a pair of pants from scratch based on another pair, or altering a pair of pants?
User: xavierarmadillo
Member since: 03-23-2007
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From: paroper
Date: 03-25-2007, 02:57 PM (2 of 2)
It depends on the pants and the alteration. If you are just taking them up in the back and they are slacks, there should be a large "V" running down the back of the pant, you just take everything loose and take the fullness out or add it there. Hemming is easy. If you talking blue jeans, then beyond hemming alterations are the PITS.

However, if you are paying someone to do alterations and they are complicated, it is often cheaper to purchase pants.

Most of the time I'd rather work from scratch then do alterations, but I'm sure that there are people who enjoy alterations.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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