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I have 15 pairs of jeans that I cannot button at my waist! How could I resize them so that they do fit? Answered

My jeans fit in the legs and I can even zip them up! However, the extra poundage I have gained since giving birth is haunting me now. LOL These jeans are expensive designer brands so giving them away or throwing them away is NOT any option! I am looking for some ideas as to how I can alter them to fit me at the waist area..I appreciate any and all the help you can give me!

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JBandSUNNY

9 years ago

Hello there - I actually have the answer to your delima...even signed up for this thing just to answer you (went searching for my OWN answer to a denim problem - which I didnt find, so I figure one of us should be happy :) Ok., first, dont dry your jeans in a dryer. Take out of the washer and depending on how much extra "room" you need - like up to 1 1/2 in more, then while wet unbutton and hold onto one edge of the waistband and systematically pull hard as you go around the waist. Wet denim (not dry, wet) will "stretch" quite a bit! Then button and zip jeans, and pull hard in a stretching motion - I put my heel(yes the foot) on the waistband on the floor and pull hard up with my hands a few times, then let dry! They will be wider in the waist until you wash again! NOW if you need more room then that gets you - they make a product actually called "waistband stretcher" its 12.99 online just put those words in a search - it comes up. Works just like you stretch a shoe, only meant for the waistband of jeans! They claim you get up to 5 inches. I havent tried one - but I have done the equivilent, so I can believe it. They also have a video on the website showing how it works (it just cranks out and holds the wet waistband stretching out continually as it air drys). Good Luck - it should work for you just fine! (doesnt work as good on lt weight cotton dress pants, or dockers type, but denim jeans works great!)

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swartley3ga

9 years ago

when I was in the first few months of pregnancy and could get my jeans on and zip them but not button them all I did was take a hair tie (pony tail holder, whatever you want to call it....the coated rubber band type not a scrunchi) and just loop it through and I would wear shirts that covered that tiny gap and it was pretty comfortable actually and you don't have to go buy aything

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sierrabravo

9 years ago

you could try elastic waistband expanders that clip on the button and the hole to gap the bridge