Saturday, April 16, 2016

Refashion: white mommy boot leg jeans to slim jeans

Before I dive into sewing with the first clear bin of stash fabrics, I decided to refashion a pair of old self-made jeans. I made these white boot cut jeans in 2009, a few months after I had given birth to my first child. I made it as part of an ensemble for the Pattern Review Wardrobe contest that year. It fit me then but I hadn't worn it for a long time. The main reason was that my body shape had changed now and the jeans felt very loose, long, matronly and gaped at the back.
Too long and loose
Excess fabric at the back thigh

Gapes at the back
So I used my tried and true method of making loose pants slim that I have used for another pair of white pants (see here for details).


And I think it looks a bit more up to date now. I hope I'll be able to enjoy wearing these white jeans before my kids make them dirty!


8 comments:

  1. This is an amazing refashion!

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    1. Thanks Angelle! I'm glad I now have a pair of white slim jeans that I can wear in the spring and summer!

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    1. Thanks! I think I'll finally wear it more often now that it has been altered!

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  3. Oh my goodness these are so cute now!!!! Fantastic job!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm glad that I can make use of something that's been sitting in my wardrobe unloved for so long!

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  4. Excellent tweaks - this is an update I need to do on a few pairs of trousers as well.

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    1. It's a great way to give those unloved, unused garment a new life!

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