Hello! The kids went back to school on Wednesday and I am still playing catch up. So happy to be back after a week of not posting.
Anyway...here you have a pants refashion!
|This looks like a weightloss ad! lol|
Mind you, I have made pants from scratch in the past, but when there are so many other things I rather do, like dresses, hats and tops, pants are always last on my list.
Anyway, when I saw larged-sized pants on sale for $1.00 in my local thrift shop, a light bulb went off. "Why don't I just re-size these big pants", I thought. I wouldn't have to put in the zipper or pockets! I bought three of them with this idea and off I went to execute it.
|This was how big the pants were on me.|
|This a full view, they were also very long.|
I decided that the only way to resize these pants was to remove the waist, cut between the pocket and the zipper, and then sew it back together, creating a middle seam on each side, front and back. Then I had to sew the waist band back on.
This is how it looks when you turn it inside out.
Here's the back view turned inside out. I lost the back pocket and I didn't do anything to make the insides pretty. I could've serged the unfinished seams but I was just experimenting at this stage.
Everything was going okay until I had to re-attach the waistband to the pants. I don't know if I had the wrong needle, or if i didn't leave enough room between the waist band and bottom, but I did have a difficult time re-attaching the two. I finally got it done but it does not look pretty. I definitoley have to wear a long shirt to cover the top.
|They also became capri pants when I realized I cut too much off. I am a bit impulsive and need to learn to wait and measure before I start chopping fabric off. But I don't mind it since Spring is here.|
|A view from the back|
|Sorry for the messy hair, lol.|