I found an awesome blog a few weeks ago titled Chick Envelopments, where a very clever lady, named Beth, makes alterations on many of her old clothes, as well as ones she’s found in Op shops, to create new and funky designs. I just LOVE this idea to bits! The latest blog entry she had, at the time, was to create skinny trousers from wide legged pants. This is when it occurred to me that I had plenty of older, yet perfectly good, wide legged trousers in my cupboard that I could attempt this with. So off I set, with my Janome and my pins…(and thanks to Husband for helping me pin).
After pinning both seams, I stitched and then cut the edges (trying them on before cutting them to ensure I had the width right).
I then needed to overlock the raw edge to avoid fraying.
It feels like I have to do everything in bits at the moment, due to time restraints. If I added up the total time it took me to do this, it wasn’t very long at all – perhaps half an hour.
I also took the waist in, as well as the outer thighs, as they were a tad too big.
And from behind…
What are your thoughts on wide leg pants versus slim leg pants? Have you ever altered a piece of clothing?