How do I alter the waist of my jeans?
It is hard to let out a waist of jeans unless they have already been taken in. To take in a pair of jeans to make them smaller, you would fold in a small edge on the inside and sew it shut.
Here's a handyman's solution to your problem. When my jeans and work pants got too tight, I simply made a one inch cut, at the waistline at each hip. Then I made sure to always wear a belt to keep the waist from stretching too much and increasing or deepening the cut, as well as hiding the "homemade tailoring".
Here are some great examples of high waist jeans: http://www.jeanshub.com/HighWaistedJeans.aspx Whether a jean is considered low, mid or high waist depends on the rise. The rise is the measurement from the waist to the crotch. Generally a low rise jeans is under 10", mid is 10-12" and anything over 12" is generally considered high waist. This can vary greatly from brand to brand and style to style.
Jeans are jeans. Men and women are built differently. If your waist is 33, the same will be true for a men's or women's jean pants. The problem will rise in your hip measurement. Men's jeans tend to be cur straight from the waist; women's pants taper outward from the hip. The size you wear will depend on your personal build.
reverse fit jeans are fitted at the natural waist ( not dropped waist-line) The leg starts to fill out as they hit the hip, with the widest point on the leg being just above the knee. The shape of the leg then starts to taper back in toward the ankle. So the silhouette is the same at the waist & the hem, hence the term reverse fit.