It's happened. I've finally done it. I bought SKINNY Jeans!!! I'm a little behind on the trend, but I'm pretty sure I'm. In. Love. Especially when they're paired with my oh so comfy boots.
I was cleaning out my closet and found this poor, shapeless pair of jeans. They still fit, but have a very wide bootleg and aren't very flattering, even with my favorite pair of boots.
I usually donate my unwanted clothes...but with my new love of skinny jeans, and a perfectly functional piece of denim, I decided to do a little refashioning.
I wanted to show you how to save yourself $30, $40, $50+ dollars and refashion an unloved pair of jeans in your closet too!
And might I add....it takes under 30 minutes!
Let's get started...
1 pair of unloved bootcut or straight leg jeans
1 pair of skinny jeans you already own (or a tape measurer)
You can see all of the extra fabric of the bootcut jeans compared to the skinny jeans on top. All of the bulk has to go.
Turn your jeans inside out and flatten to make the side seams even.
Place your skinny jeans on top of your inside out jeans. Make sure you line up the seat and the outer seams. You'll want to sew the inseam where your jeans aren't topstitched.
(If you don't have a pair of skinny jeans already, this is where you get out your measuring tape. You can measure around your leg and different points to gauge how wide the legs need to be for a comfortable fit and sew accordingly.)
Pin your jeans along the inseam, next to your skinny jean template. Sew along your line of pins, removing them as you go to achieve your new leg shape.
Try on your jeans to make sure they are fitting correctly and are as skinny as you would like (I ended up making mine a little tighter), then use scissors or a rotary cutter to remove the extra fabric from the legs.
Use a serger or a wide zig-zag stitch to keep your raw edges from fraying.
Slip them on and enjoy your new skinny jeans!!
Now I can look down and see my favorite flats.
Or tuck them neatly into my favorite boots with NO bunching!
Super stylish...and super comfortable.
I love a good, quick refashion. Enjoy!