Second Update: 4/20/12
A have this alteration now in video, available for purchase. Go to LearningAlterations to see the preview. It is on special until May 1 for $5.00. After that the price returns to $29.00.
Update: The full set of instructions for taking in the waist by splitting the waistband are now on my website, here at LearningAlterations.com
And now, I no longer turn this alteration down.
Thanks to two ladies who brought me several pairs of jeans and slacks needing this alteration, I am now quite comfortable taking on the work! Whew!
I'll just summarize, here, because the steps are so numerous. Maybe someday I'll put the directions on the
the main part of my website.
1. I have to remove enough of the waistband stitching to take it in, then take in the back of the pants where the two will meet. This is usually in the form of a small dart.
2. Next I take in the waistband, slit the seam and press it open.
3. After putting it right sides out again, matching it with the darted part of the pants, I need to sew the top and bottom edges with jean thread.
If I'm lucky, I have removed a belt loop that can now be replaced, covering the new seam.