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I've lost weight - is it (realistically) possible to...

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HeliumBee Sat 29-Aug-09 09:12:21

Take clothes in/and or adjust them in someway?

I have a few lovely skirts that are in danger of falling to the floor!! They have a stretchy waistband.

Any ideas??

MagnoliaStar Sat 29-Aug-09 09:46:40

Do you still need them to stretch when getting them on?

If not I adjusted a top of my Mum's by going from one seam to the other picking up bits of the material with the needle. I used quite large stitches and at the end pulled the thread so the the material bunched to the size needed. It looks good as the material can still move so you can adjust it to sit comfortably.

Not sure if this would work for elastic waistband but there is no harm in trying.

GentleOtter Sat 29-Aug-09 09:59:32

Unpick the seams where the elastic is, slip skirt on and adjust the elastic to your new waist then hold the elastic ends with a safety pin. Stitch the new size ends together and close up the seam.

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