waist band on rtw skirt

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I have a really nice cotton RTW skirt. The waist is about less that an inch
es to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with inside b
utton and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and add a wi
de elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra breathing room  
I need. Any suggestions or comments.

Re: waist band on rtw skirt

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Can you get any more out of the centre back seam of the waistband ? or  
perhaps unlike men's trousers this item doesn't have the extra built in.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
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Re: waist band on rtw skirt
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15:14 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
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ches to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with inside
 button and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and add a  
wide elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra breathing roo
m I need. Any suggestions or comments.

Sadly there is no extra fabric. It's a 1 piece band. I was also thinking th
at if I cut "V" wedges of elastic and inserted them in the side back of the
 existing band it might help. What do you think?

Re: waist band on rtw skirt


"oldco s@optim et"  wrote in message  

I have a really nice cotton RTW skirt. The waist is about less that an  
inches to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with  
inside button and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and  
add a wide elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra  
breathing room I need. Any suggestions or comments.

<<<<<

I thought I had sent a reply but it hasn't showed up in the last couple of  
hours, so maybe not!  My suggestion would be to open the side seams and  
insert a contrasting "V" of fabric to let it out some, and use the same  
cloth to make another matching belt.  You could also make patch pockets to  
match.   I've seen this used in magazines and I've done it myself a couple  
of times until I stopped gaining weight and started losing some!
Barbara in SC  



Re: waist band on rtw skirt
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15:14 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
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ches to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with inside
 button and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and add a  
wide elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra breathing roo
m I need. Any suggestions or comments.

Barbara, You did reply, It came to my email address. I wasn't sure who it w
as from. I didn't know your last name. Thanks for posting again. . What mak
es it difficult is that there are no seams in the waist band. The other thi
ng is that the skirt is black and adding a color makes it harder to ear any
 top I have, unless I considered beige.

Re: waist band on rtw skirt
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15:14 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
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ches to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with inside
 button and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and add a  
wide elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra breathing roo
m I need. Any suggestions or comments.

I've decided that I will basically use the method Barbara describes using b
lack elastic rather than fabric. That waay I have some expansion space in c
ase I overeat at Thanksgiving. Since I generally wear this skirt with a swe
ater Through the fall and winter I don't have to worry about it showing.

Re: waist band on rtw skirt


"oldco s@optim et"  wrote in message  

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15:14 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
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I've decided that I will basically use the method Barbara describes using  
black elastic rather than fabric. That waay I have some expansion space in  
case I overeat at Thanksgiving. Since I generally wear this skirt with a  
sweater Through the fall and winter I don't have to worry about it showing.

I like the idea of elastic in the back of skirts or pants and I have opened  
the back seam and inserted a piece of cloth with enclosed elastic in pants.  
I insert the top and let it drape over the top of the pants to look dressy,  
same with skirts., or wear it with a sweater.  Good luck with this!
Barbara in SC  



Re: waist band on rtw skirt
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:15:14 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
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ches to tight. The skirt has a fly front closure and waist band with inside
 button and D-ring self belt. I was thinking I'd remove the belt and add a  
wide elastic that closes in front to give my the little extra breathing roo
m I need. Any suggestions or comments.

Thanks Barbara. I'll get back when I do this little job, HAve to run down t
o Joanns for the elastic I want. That probably be sometime next week. No st
ores close by to get what i need.

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