answersLogoWhite
Arts and Crafts
Sewing

Is it possible to make a waist bigger on a skirt that has already been made by sewing it and if so how?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-07-14 14:59:37
2015-07-14 14:59:37

Making a Skirt Waist Bigger

Sometimes these questions don't give you enough information but if my answer doesn't help, please submit it again. Once a garment is made it is very unlikely that you can make the waist larger, BUT................Idea #1,if there is a button and a zipper in the garment, you could add a PC of elastic to the current button and button hole to give you a little more room, but you will need to wear a blouse or jacket over the area to hide it. Remove your button and sew it on the end of the elastic that will now extend into the button hole and sew the other end of the elastic where the original button was attached........#2, If the original waistband was sewn separately to the top of the skirt, you will first need to remove the waistband and let out some of the seams of the skirt. If you can get the extra width out of the skirt, you will then need to make a new, larger waistband to fit on the adjusted skirt............#3 If the skirt has a sewn on waistband, you could remove the waistband completely and then sew a piece of binding or ribbon around the top of the skirt, then turn it to the inside and hand sew to finish. This works most often if it is just the waist that is too tight. You will find it much more comfortable as well. I sincerely . Kate

Related Questions

User Avatar

equipments are large, operated by electricity. Examples are iron shears sewing machine skirt measure etc.

User Avatar

cut the pants legs off and make u a design and there is a skirt

User Avatar

Darts give shaping, typically when sewing a skirt/pants they are located on the back of the skirt near the top. In a shirt/dress darts can be between the waist and the bust length wise or on the outside of the bust (between the bust and side)

User Avatar

Try your skirt on inside out, and mark with a pin on the non-zippered side (or both sides, if your skirt has a zipper in the back) where you want to place your seam. Try to get this pin placement as close to your hip or waist as possible, so the skirt is as fitted to your waist as possible.

User Avatar

Answer 2: The easiest way is to purchase an easy rated pattern and follow the directions.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.