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Old 04-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
 
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I don't do belts with jeans. Someone told me to sew darts into the back, but I'm not sure how to do that. Does anyone have tips or suggestions for a better fit? This happens to me with all denim, except for some 7FAMs and AGs. Thanks.
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I don't do belts with jeans. Someone told me to sew darts into the back, but I'm not sure how to do that. Does anyone have tips or suggestions for a better fit? This happens to me with all denim, except for some 7FAMs and AGs. Thanks.
I'm sewing stupid. I take them for tailoring, and it's a pretty inexpensive fix.


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I saw this at a store the other day, but you'd have to wear a long enough shirt to cover it.
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RCC, I have a lot of jeans. I think that inexpensive fix could add up. I'll try to do the darts myself and if they look weird, I'll take them to a tailor.

Poodle, you just reminded me of those clips I used for my sundresses in the 90's. I'm going to try to find one to see if it could work in the same manner as those thingamajigs you just posted. Thanks!
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My jeans never gap at the waist that's where I carry my extra weight, but they do sag at the ass and legs. LOL the horrors of jean shopping!
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I wish I knew. My hips are 43" and my waist is 28" so there is always a gap. So I just don't wear jeans TBH.
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Belts are a must for me.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #8
 
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Has anyone tried this?

Invisibelt.
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Or this?

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My jeans never gap at the waist that's where I carry my extra weight, but they do sag at the ass and legs. LOL the horrors of jean shopping!
Me too...I feel your pain

Medussa if you can't find one of your clips you can make your own pretty easily and inexpensively. I made some to clip onto my skinny jeans under my heels to keep them down in my boots.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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The Invisibelt looks promising.

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I want an invisibelt! I don't have gaping but I have no butt and must wear a belt with pants otherwise I'm constantly tugging my jeans up. I hate when my belt shows through my shirt. I need one!!!
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So you have a small waist and big (relatively) butt? Why not buy jeans cut for that figure type? PZI, Levi Curve ID, GAP Curvy? If you like the 'premium' brands, I think Paige and Joe's are best for that type.

No, I certainly would not sew darts into a pair of finished jeans.

What's your issue with belts? In addition to the functionality, I think belts on jeans maket he wearer look 100x more pulled together and stylish.
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I wound up sewing darts in most of my jeans last night. It feels a little weird. I think I'm going to try out the Invisibelt and if I really like it, I'll just pull out the darts on my other jeans.
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So you have a small waist and big (relatively) butt? Why not buy jeans cut for that figure type? PZI, Levi Curve ID, GAP Curvy? If you like the 'premium' brands, I think Paige and Joe's are best for that type.

No, I certainly would not sew darts into a pair of finished jeans.

What's your issue with belts? In addition to the functionality, I think belts on jeans maket he wearer look 100x more pulled together and stylish.
I'm thinking that they are referring to wearing a fitted shirt over the pants and belt, and you get an unsightly bulge from the buckle. At least this is my issue.

That invisibelt looks interesting! Not that button thing though, I think it would make the fly lumpy.

Please let us know if you get the invisibelt (anyone!)!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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^^^what she said. I never tuck my shirts in my jeans.

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You could just do a "front tuck" (nothing is tucked in except the area immediately over the belt buckle) or just sort of push the top up over the belt but not tuck it. How tight are these shirts that a belt buckle can't fit underneath??? LOL

I've been known to wear some clingy tops, but my belt buckle was the least of what I was worried about showing!
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So for those of you who have a gap at the waist, I'm assuming your jeans are high rise, like above the belly button?
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So for those of you who have a gap at the waist, I'm assuming your jeans are high rise, like above the belly button?
I get it no matter what the rise. It's more that I have a 'prominent seat' my bottom has its curves out to the rear as opposed to out to the sides of the hips. To get the fabric to accommodate the rearward curve, there is often a gap in the pants on the middle of the back of the waistband.


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So for those of you who have a gap at the waist, I'm assuming your jeans are high rise, like above the belly button?
Mine are all low rise, and I still get the gap. Presumably because the jeans have to be slightly larger in the thighs, but I need a slightly smaller waist.

The invisibelt looks promising! I really hope someone posts here if they end up getting one!

And spiderlashes, none of my shirts are particularly tight... But it just looks bad to have the "bulge" from the buckle underneath the shirt, in my opinion. In fact, it looks worst with some of my looser shirts.
And none of them could really be tucked in just at the front, either. I don't think they could really be tucked in period, actually.
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