Welcome to my pants! 😀
When I saw these sweet wide-legged Levi trousers at my favorite $1 thrift store, I thought they’d fit just fine. Unfortunately, they were a quite large. They’re women’s pants, but they’re huge in the crotch! The waist was big as well. :/
I used to think taking in pants was too hard for me, but this year is all about trying new challenges. I pinned the inseam of each leg through the crotch about 1″.
Then I carefully ran it through my machine.
I trimmed off the extra fabric with my pinking shears. But yet…the waist was still too big. 🙁
Not to worry! I sewed a dart down the middle seam.
After sewing down my dart, my trousers were ready for a fun day of erranding. While out and about, I put together a sweet care package for a good friend of mine who’s teaching in China for a year. I hope it all makes it through customs (It’s all pretty non-perishable)! 🙂
Later that evening, I met up with another good friend for a few glasses of wine. 🙂
I love my new high-waisted trousers! They lend such a classic 30’s look to any outfit! 🙂
8 thoughts on “Day 106: A Trouser Take-In”
I love this tutorial, I’m going to try it 😀 thank you
So classy… it would work nowasdays… like slouchy trousers…!
I love your transformations! I have been looking at them all night!
Do you know, I spent 30 minutes looking for a great tutorial for this. I should have known to come straight to you first!! 🙂
Great! I’m glad you were able to find what you needed! 😀
Great job! These are really cute, and a bit different from your normal style 🙂
Very classy trousers – this is how I have done this in the past too.
I love the retro look! Way to go!