I had such a blast making over all the blazers in my refash closet, but all good things must come to an end. Luckily, I have no shortage of garments just waiting for their turn under the needle. So without further ado, let us now turn our attention to: DENIM!
I don't know about you, but I live in my jeans. All these skirts and dresses I make, sadly, just don't get the amount of time in the spotlight they deserve. Some time, sure, but not as mush as they should. My jeans, on the other hand, get so much use they often end up ripped, stained, and/or threadbare. Such was the situation in which I found myself recently. It's time to retire a few pair to yardwork or the scrap fabric pile, and call up some replacements. Enter three pair of pants from last fall's clothes swap. Okay, so one of them's not denim, but I figured I'd tackle them while I was doing the others.
They were all a tad short for flared jeans, but for skinnies? Absolutely! So I put each pair on inside-out and pinned the sides of one leg.
Then I took them off and pinned the second leg to be symmetric. Since the jeans have a welted seam on the inner legs, I took in my extra fabric just behind the seams. That way, the seam can barely even be seen from the outside.
For the khakis, I picked out the cuffs and chopped off the extra fabric before I took in the legs. And after taking them in, I gave them a new hem.
And done. Three new pairs of pants to add to the rotation.