Pants
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Jeans can be such a conundrum. We want them to fit snugly all over, but too often they fit just right in the hips and legs, only to gape at the waist. Luckily, there is a solution — and it doesn't involve a belt. (Though knowing how to DIY belt loops isn't such a bad idea.)
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Nothing kills the look of a great pair of denim like fabric pooling at the ankle. And hemming the jeans — only to lose that original cool, worn edge — hurts our souls just a smidge. That's why we dug deep to find a solution that doesn't require going to the tailor. The secret: moving the original hem up higher, and making it look like it was always there.
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When it comes to pants, fit is everything. Even getting it slightly off can make the difference between a pair you wear all the time and one that lives in the drawer, causing a pang of regret every time you glance at it.
Christine Haynes
close up of striped fabric pants with belt loops
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Life is hard enough. You don't really need to make it any tougher by dealing with a belt that just won't stay in place or pants that have tendency to sag.
Maris Olsen
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For most of us, sewing pants that fit is like trying to solve a tricky geometry problem. Getting the fit just right is super challenging even if you aced high-school math.
Maris Olsen
woman wearing yoga pants on her mat with a dog
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Ask yourself what gets more use in your wardrobe: a fancy party dress or a pair of yoga pants or leggings. Yup, that's what I thought: yoga pants and leggings for the win!
Christine Haynes
Mend Kids Clothes With Patches
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Running, jumping, dancing, playing, falling down and getting back up again. It’s all part of the magic of childhood, and it’s all pretty darn hard on your kids' clothes. Patch up those holes or cover any stubborn stains with three ideas that are totally not square.
Sherri Sylvester
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Learn to draft perfect patterns for well-fitting pants. Warning: you may need a bigger closet!
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
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Personalize any pant pattern to complement your plus-size figure! Learn to make custom adjustments for your hips, thighs, tummy, seat, waist and more.
Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham
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Fit your most comfortable, flattering jeans! Learn straightforward techniques for adjusting any jean pattern to complement your body beautifully.
Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
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