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Saturday, May 5, 2012

How to refashion jeans into skinnies.


I have learned to embrace the skinny jean. It only took me a few years! And in fact with the right top they can be quite flattering on most body types.

I found these Seven for all Mankind jeans at the Goodwill Outlets store for $2, (whoo hoo) retail price $150! 

Only one problem.....


Yeah, what a shame right? 
But I knew I could refashion them and since they were far to long for me I could make them work. So here is how I refashioned them into skinny jeans.





I tried them on inside out and I pinned down the inside seam (CAREFULLY) tapering down to the bottom hem.

Then I (CAREFULLY) took them off and adjusted the pins into a nice line. 



Next I sewed them from crotch to hem, tapering down the leg.


Cut excess fabric.

   
Hem them to the length you perfer. I wanted the option to roll up the bottoms for summer, so mine hit my ankle. 

What do you think? This only took me 20 minutes in all!



Have a great weekend!




Bringing Beauty

2 comments:

Susan said...

very cute!! It took me a few years to embrace the skinnies too, makes me feel better that I'm not the only one!! :)

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

I have so many jeans that I should do this to!

Thanks for sharing!

Four Sisters