I used snaps to make too-big pants smaller :)

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I used snaps to make too-big pants smaller :)

Post by Kimber » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:09 pm

Ok, so I buy pants bigger to go over Scarlett's nappies, but I went too big this time, and she really needs green pants NOW so out comes the snap press :)

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I added snaps to the back of the waistband:

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and to the legs to make cuffs:

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Little :D :

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and the color is perfect (gbs spring green) - just like a bought one 8-)
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Post by ariayla » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:19 pm

:smt043 Thats what im doing to all my pants that their buttons fall off.

No button replacements in this house.

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Post by JandC » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:45 am

That's such a good idea!

My 3yr old has such a tiny waist that size 1 pants fit her, but not in the length, she needs a size 4 for that. I have been using pins but thanks for the tip! Now to wait till 8am when she wakes up so I can start snapping them LOL.
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Post by Rachel03 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:09 am

Fantastic idea.

Wonder if I could justify a snap press then :-k

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Post by Wisegirl » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:27 am

Thats a great reason to get a snap press if you ask me!! :D

Great idea for skinny wee kiddies with cloth bottoms. thank Kimber.

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Post by PukekoPossum » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:50 am

You are a genius! Thanks for sharing!!

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Post by Tinkerbell » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:21 am

Awesome work Kimber! :wink:
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:42 am

well done :) I have skinny kidlets so I'm always adjusting waists for them too. I havn't used my snap press for them yet but would be great even though my kids are 'big'! I often put in my own adjustable waists like PP has as you can buy that buttonhole elastic. It works as long as the waist band isn't allready sewn along, so you can cut holes at either side and thread the elastic through, just add a button and walah! :wink:
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Post by rosebug » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:18 pm

DUH #-o Why didn't I think of that!!!??? We have lots of too big pants here that just sit in the draw11

Thanks Kimber... they are gorgeous!
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Post by sable » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:45 pm

I did this ages ago too, put a post in this section under the uses for snap presses bit. It works really well, but make sure you undo the snaps for washing as sand/bark etc tends to get trapped!
I usually unsnap as I'm putting in the wash, and resnap as I'm removing from the line so they're ready to go.
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Post by Razz » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:53 pm

ooo great! yay another justification for buying a snap press
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Post by Kimber » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:58 pm

Rachel03 wrote:Wonder if I could justify a snap press then :-k


Most definately :evillaugh:

sable wrote:I usually unsnap as I'm putting in the wash, and resnap as I'm removing from the line so they're ready to go.


Great tip! thanks :)
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Post by LemonNZ » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:36 pm

ROFLOL...I also have a girl that is size 1 waist...but a size 4 length...

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That is Sophie when she got wet at the beach wearing size 1 top and shorts out of Michaels nappy bag and my breastfeeding singlet underneath to make them meet in the middle.

I have also used the button hole elastic like PP and Maternity pants and just sewn ribbon on the back half of waist band and threaded it through. Makes a neater finish than snaps for stuff that is way too big but is ten times the effort to do so I have also just done the tuck and snap thing on Kindy clothes.

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Post by LemonNZ » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:38 pm

sable wrote:but make sure you undo the snaps for washing as sand/bark etc tends to get trapped!


Try living by the beach...even if I unsnap things on a windy day my washing is caked in sand when I bring it off the line...SOOOOO nice to have a still day...nappies, sheets and towels all on the line...STILL :D

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Post by VanJeffery » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:52 pm

:smt041

I have so many things to snap now!!!!!!
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