As an added convenience for those who need it, a drawstring can be installed behind the zippered pocket for a flat charge of $5.00. SparkleSkirts sewing staff considers the zippered pocket side to be the "front" and the non-zippered side to be the "back." The only side a drawstring can be installed is on the "front" which is the zippered side. Please understand that if you wear your zipper to the "back" the drawstring will be to the "back." Once skirts are altered with a drawstring your skirt is considered non-returnable to SparkleSkirts.