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I’m not talking about losing weight. Weight is never the issue. Tights and hose are no respecter of persons when it comes to the blessed muffin top. Since I have 1-2 pairs of tights that don’t give me muffin top, I’m bound to think that I’m not the only one with this issue.
Also, it’s not really about the bulge of skin peeking out from the opening of tights (okay it’s partly that), it’s about how terribly uncomfortable tights are when they have such a tight waist. I’m not so prideful that I purchase tights within my dimensions. I always size up. It’s just a gamble whether or not those particular tights were made with a suffocating waistband.
It’s not reliable to stick with a certain brand, either.
I would show you a real before and after, but no one needs to see me in my tights. You get the idea with the illustration above.
But I solved the problem this weekend. It’s crazy easy. I’ll show you how to lose that muffin top without diet, exercise! Is it witchery, you ask? Perhaps. Let’s get started.
No-More-Muffin-Top Tights Refashion Tutorial
- seam ripper
- measuring tape
- regular sewing machine
Cut that nasty, too-tight-for-real-humans waistband off your tights. Snip! Snip!
Measure you’re waist and cut a length of elastic (I used a wide picot elastic, but any comfortable, stretchy elastic will do). Sew the ends together.
Do you see how enormous my true waistband looks compared to the tights waistband? It’s bananapants.
Pin the elastic on top of the tights in quarters. Split the seam allowance along the back seam of your tights. Now you’ll always have a front and back to your tights, too!
Stretch the tights as you sew and sew a generous zig-zag stitch all the way around.
Guaranteed, it won’t be the prettiest of fixes. At least mine weren’t. We’re going for speed and function here since I never expect anyone to see me wearing just my tights!
I can’t begin to describe how much more comfortable I felt on Sunday. And I had nice smooth lines under my wiggle skirt. Big win!