I have a rectangle figure. No waist and no hips, just a tree trunk. I have serious problems with pants with sewn in hips. A lot of pants I get from GAP or BR have them, they look like wings on the side of my hips...it drives me crazy. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands with my recent purchase of GAP maternity pants. These were on a great deal - after tax and free shipping (LUXE coupon code) I paid $20! I ripped the seams out from each side, and then pulled the fabric out a little bit and stitched straight down - to minimize the hip allowance. The picture below shows the original and excess materials on each side. The pink thread is a basting stitch that I followed with black thread. It's inside out so you can see. Now it fits like a glove! I wish I thought of this before.
I'm a working mother of 2. I've always had an interest in crafting, cooking and sewing, but didn't do much about it until I had my daughter. I bought a basic sewing machine off overstock a few years ago to hem pants...and now I'm moving onto all kinds of baby, toddler and home projects! This is an online journal of my projects.