Refashioning trousers. Baggy to Bootleg

Friday, September 2, 2011

I decided, I didn't really like the fit of my DKNY trousers (pants) I thrifted a few weeks ago for ($7 Salvos), as seen worn here. I found them just a bit too baggy, and not really my style. So, I decided to adjust them to skinny 'bootleg', similar to the way I adjusted my yellow flares. Here is how:

Before


Lied flat, turned inside out, I used chalk to draw a line to the fit I would prefer...


Run them through the sewing machine, sewing around 1/2 inch away from chalk line, tried on to make sure they fit OK, cut off excess, and serged new seems with overlocker.


New fit




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6 comments:

Patti @ notDeadYet Style said...

Wow, Erica, you are talented. Love the new silhouette, and love the blue shoes too!

Donna Gelineau said...

A great idea, thanks for sharing. I am currently wearing a pair of pants that could use some tailoring. I am a new follower.

Stitchybritt said...

You're getting good at this! Is it really that simple? Draw a line and stitch it? Also, a very good op-shop find.

Erica Louise said...

@stitchybritt - seriously, it really is that easy, try it!

Alison said...

Oooh I have to try this!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Wow, thank your for sharing this. I am new to sewing and this will help me so much.

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