Can tailors make pants high waisted?
If you feel like you are suffocating inside your pants (they are super tight around the middle) or that the waist is too big and the pants are falling off of you, a tailor can take the waist in or out pronto and give your trousers a more comfortable fit.
Can pants rise be altered?
It’s important to note that a rise cannot be increased. You can take a rise from low to high but it doesn’t go back. To raise the rise, try on the pants and pin where it feels comfortable. Sew along the rise, and it’s done.
What makes pants high waisted?
A high-rise or high-waisted garment is one designed to sit high on, or above, the wearer’s hips, usually at least 8 centimetres (3 inches) higher than the navel.
How many inches can you take in jeans?
Alter the Waist Strategically
Waist gapping can be an issue with denim pants, but an experienced tailor can alter a waistband to nip it in a bit. Just be sure not to take in the jeans more than one to one and a half inches at the waist, as doing more can change the pocket positioning and front shaping of the jeans.
How much can a tailor take in pants?
The waist of a pair of trousers can be let in or taken out 2-3″. Look inside the seat for extra fabric at the waistband – this, minus half an inch or so, is as far as you can take the pants out. Trousers are easily shortened, but lengthening them requires fabric at the hems.