Adventures in Alterations: Taking in the Waist on a Pair of Pants
These LOFT petite pants in size petite 00 were too big in the waist, but I loved them so much, I took them to my tailor to get the waist taken in. Taking in the waist on a pair of pants is a very common alteration, and I have to get it done pretty often.
Women who have a small waist, but amble hips, often come across this problem. In this case, pants that fit in the hips are often too big in the waist, leaving that annoying gap at the back of the pant. Of course, tiny petite women come across this problem because our waists are often smaller than the smallest pant size measurements for most brands.
Here are my pants before alterations. They fit everywhere else except in the waist, which was sticking out pretty far, instead of laying flat against my lower back.