How to Take-in a Skirt Waist

Are you losing weight or plan to but don’t want to lose your favorite skirt?  Here’s a two minute alteration that will keep your clothes fitting great and can be undone if necessary.

Oops!  Youtube linked a racy video to this one.  I apologize if any of you saw that link.  I’m fixing the problem but it will take about an hour.  Check back to see the video.

How to Take in a Skirt Waist from Angela Coffman on Vimeo.

P.S.  This skirt has a side zipper.  If your skirt has a back zipper, put in 2 equal sized pleats on either side of the zipper.  Instead of pressing the pleats to center on itself, press them away from the zipper.

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8 thoughts on “How to Take-in a Skirt Waist

  1. caroline says:

    wow – thank you! That was very easy and I actually think I could do this! I’m not an expert sewer, but your directions were very clear and easy to understand.

  2. Marjorie says:

    I watched you video last night and took in my skirt this afternoon. YEAH! I was trying to figure out how to do this and your idea was much simpler than the one I was pondering.

  3. Debbie says:

    I have a question: Does this cause the side seams to pull to the back or do they pretty much stay in their position? Thanks

  4. Angela says:

    They will pull a little to the back, but since my skirt was A-line and not pencil, it wasn’t noticeable at all. If it bothers you, you can divide the fullness between the front and back.

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