Can you tailor the width of jeans?
It’s always easier for a tailor to take things a size smaller than the opposite. (Though denim panels can be added to give you some additional wiggle room, it’s not ideal.) You want the jeans to fit comfortably over your largest body part (thigh, waist, hip)— everything else can be taken in to your liking.
How can I make the width of my pants smaller?
Put your pants on inside out and pinch both sides of the waist until the fit feels comfortable. Secure each side with several safety pins. If you have a large pin, use that for the inside of the waistband. Then use smaller pins to take in the extra material farther down each side of your leg.
Can you alter the waist of jeans?
Waist gapping can be an issue with denim pants, but an experienced tailor can alter a waistband to nip it in a bit. Just be sure not to take in the jeans more than one to one and a half inches at the waist, as doing more can change the pocket positioning and front shaping of the jeans.
Can you alter the waist of suit pants?
Can it be fixed?: Taking in or letting out the waist of your pants is certainly possible. There’s more room to take the waist in than to let it out, as there is only so much extra fabric at the seams. Take note, however, that the best outcome is achieved if the seat of your pants is also altered.