skinny pants diy
i love the look of skinny black ankle length pants,
they're just so audrey hepburn!
instead of spending a bunch of money that i don't have,
i decided to play with a pair of black pants i picked up at the thrift for just a couple bucks.
unfortunately, all of my step by step pictures came out super fuzzy because the pants are so dark,
but here is an explanation of what i did.
i promise, it's a lot easier than you'd think!
- turn your pants inside out and lay a pair of pants you like on top as a pattern.
- pin or use chalk to mark along the outline of your skinny pants so you know where to sew.
- sew along your new seamline,
try them on to make any more adjustments,
then press your seam, cut off the excess, and finish the raw edge!
here are a couple tips for best skinny-ing success :
- make sure to take in width from both the outside AND inside of the legs,
otherwise they will twist funny.
- depending on the fit of the pants on your thighs,
you will probably be stopping the tapering somewhere mid thigh.
- when you do decide to stop tapering and return to the original seamline
give yourself a good couple inches to return to the seamline.
you should end up with a long, very skinny angle between your new seamline and original.
this will ensure that you don't end up with a funny bunch or wrinkle.
- i found that my pants fit much better after i washed them too
so the new seam had a chance to relax.
and there you have it!
i decided to leave mine long and just cuff them when i want to wear them ankle length.
and i'm thinking i might have to do more altering on them soon
seeing as i can't seem to button them anymore... haha!
by michael ann