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 Comments

  1. caroline
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    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. Posted August 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Angela! I can’t wait to try this:)

  3. Julia
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Brillant! and I love that skirt too.

  4. Steph
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    How clever! Thanks!

  5. Marjorie
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    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.

  6. Debbie
    Posted August 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    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

  7. Angela
    Posted August 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Debbie,
    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.

  8. Posted September 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    This is the best skirt fix I have ever seen! Love how it looks when its done and how easy it was to do!

    Thanks Angela!