I hope you all are having a fantastic week!
For this week’s refashion I wanted to show you how I easily turned a pair of too-big and baggy pants into some nicely-fitted, skinny jeans.
I began with this pair of ever-so-slightly stretchy, coral jeans I snagged for a measly 49-cents…
I really liked the bright, cheery color, but I didn’t like the baggy legs and the fact that the pants were 3 sizes too big for me.
The first thing I did was try them on inside out and pin the sides in, using safety pins, so as not to poke myself or lose any pins when removing the pants.
I could have taken these pants in from the inseam (and if the seams were flat-felled, it probably would have been better to do it that way), but since the pants were too big in the hips, I took them in from the outside seam all the way up to my waist (as the above picture shows).
Hint: Another thing you could do is take an existing pair of skinny jeans that fit well, and use them as a pattern for the pants you want to alter.
After pinning in the sides and removing the jeans, I replaced the safety pins with regular pins and got to stitchin’!
Once both sides were sewn, I tried them on to make sure they fit perfectly.
Then I trimmed off the
wings excess material, and that’s it!
Well, it would’ve been done except for one thing…
There’s nothing that bothers me more than pants with no pockets.
(Well I’m sure I could think of things that actually bother me more, but you get my drift right?)
I grabbed the
wings excess material I trimmed off earlier, and used the bottom, hemmed portion to make pockets…
Lookin’ good huh?
I used my phone as a guide on how big to make my pockets.
I wanted to make sure it would fit in there without hanging out or falling out.
These pants make great skinny jeans because they’re made from a cotton/polyester blend with a bit of spandex mixed it. The little bit of stretch in the fabric makes the fit even better.
I’m really loving my skinny jeans.
I have a lot more jeans/pants that I’m going to have to get busy skinny-fying!
Have a great week ya’all!