Monday, 16 April 2012

Quick fixes: another fast pants update

Do you remember my recent Hip Hop pants, refashioned from an old pair of yoga pants? Well, I've used that same method on a pair of non-stretch casual jeans. I like them much better now.

I've had these jeans for a while. A few months ago I took them in to make them more fitted in the leg (pic above left), but I still didn't like them. So, a couple of days ago after trying them on and taking them off again, I decided to refashion them again.

I have a stash of ribbing that I got as a bundle in an op shop for $2 (score!) and luckily there was some in almost the right colour. I followed the tutorial for my hip hop pants refashion, although I didn't need to take in the leg seams as I'd already dome that previously. Once the ribbing was added, I topstitched it in brown thread to match the existing detailing on the pants.

The whole update was finished in about half an hour. I took the 'before' pictures, did the refashion in my undies and wore my new shorts that day! Yay. Tell me I'm not the only one who whips off an item of clothing to do a quick, semi-naked, adjustment on the sewing machine. Go on, fess up! One of these days there'll be a knock at the door and I'll have to yank it out of the machine and try to get into a half sewn, inside out t-shirt or something. Still, keeps life interesting :)


poppykettle said...

I'm loving the refashion! Looks good :)

Megan O said...

Thanks so much! I'm particularly impressed that you read my post while on your fabulous holiday. Love your shorts by the way, I might have to get myself that pattern. Megan

Unknown said...

This is a brilliant idea! I have a couple of pants I cut off to be shorter and then never wore because they looked a little silly. This might fix them!!


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