Saturday, March 19, 2011

Khaki Pants Refashion: From Wide Leg to Skinny

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! 


Helpful Hints:

*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!

13 comments:

  1. I seriously feel like a proud mommy!! :) And you have certainly passed me by in the sewing skills dept. These pants are so cute on you Rach!!

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  2. Cute cute cute! I love these! I wish it was as easy to alter the inner hemline of jeans...so many pairs of jeans don't fit perfectly and if I could just sew them in a bit, they'd be great. But the inner hem is a little more complicated to deal with. I may have to try this out sometime, however!

    Also, I absolutely love those flats. And they add a little pop of color to your outfit! :)

    Bri
    http://fourtyninedresses.blogspot.com/

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  3. i love this! those pants look awesome! i have a few pairs of pants this might need to happen to...hm.

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  4. Amazing! They came out so great!

    www.rachaelpassingnotes.com

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  5. This is great! I've altered dresses and tops, but never pants. Great job

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

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  6. WOW!!! It does fit so much better now!! You are a magician :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  7. Hey Rachel! I found your blog when I googled "thrift"- I'm trying to connect with other thrifting bloggers :) I LOVE this DIY. I recently decided to buy 100% thrift for the next year, but I've been really hoping to get a pair of black skinny work pants and have had zero luck at the thrift stores. I'm totally going to try this with a black pair of pants that I find that fits well elsewhere. So glad I found you!

    :)Ally

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