I got this idea after seeing this post and tutorial on Cotton & Curls - I *love* Liz's blog! She is incredibly talented with a sewing machine (and adorable) and her son is to die cute. I want to try all of her DIY refashion projects.. eventually!
The first one I tried was turning an old pair of wide leg pants into skinny pants.
Step 1: Find an old pair of pants that you want to refashion into skinnies.
Step 2: Turn pants inside out and put them on.
Step 3: Mark where how skinny you want the pants to be -
making sure your leg is in the middle so it doesn't get bunchy!
Step 4: Pin, making sure your seams and the bottom of your pants line up.
Step 5: Sew along the lines you made with your fabric marker:
Step 6: Turn right-side in and see how you did!
*After you sew, don't cut off the excess fabric until you've tried them on and like what you see - you never know if you mis-measured and need to rip & redo!
*If you're going to try it, I recommend watching Liz's tutorial -
she breaks it down really well for us beginners.
*You can also make them into a pair of cute skinny capris for spring/summer!