Wednesday, February 29, 2012

$1 Skinny Jeans!

Hi! I'm so excited about this post I can hardly contain myself! If you read the title, you MUST be as excited as I am?? :)

I wear skinny jeans alllll the time. I actually feel funny when I put on any other style. Not to say that's good because I want to wear those GREAT flares. I just can't seem to get used to the way they look on me... Like I always say: once you go skinny, you never go back. :)

Colored skinny jeans are big right now. I love all of the ways people are wearing them. Here are just a few great examples:


Aren't they all so pretty? Its hard for me to chose a favorite color.. and there are so many others to chose from! But they aren't cheap. You can probably score a pair from Ross or TJ Maxx for a decent price but you will never find them for: $1.00!

I went to our local thrift store, INTENTIONALLY, to look for a pair of colored pants to make into skinnies. Call it luck, but I found a pair of kelly green jeans. They were flare and very outdated and I came home to find that they were short on me! But you know what? That's ok! Because with skinny pants, they can be almost any length! (Being tall that's another reason I love them so...) They cost $1.00. If it didn't work out, it was only a waste of $1. If I never wear them again, it was only $1! 

But they did work out and I have to stop myself from wearing them every day!

(This idea is not a "new thing". If you search around, you can find fabulous tutorials of how others did it! I just want to show you that it's super easy! Trust me...)

Unfortunately there are no pictures of how horrible they looked on me before! I will definitely need to do that next time...

Wash your pants and iron (optional but a great idea)

1. Take a pair of skinny jeans that you like the fit of and lay them on top of the pair you want to "fix":
 2. Usually the inside of the jeans have a visible stitch, so plan to sew down the other side. Draw a line with pencil and pin down the line. Make sure the bottom hole is straight and its laying as straight and flat as possible...
 3. If you feel brave, try them on with the pins to see if you like the tightness. Sew down that line. (I did it once regular, making sure to backstitch in the beginning and end than another time on zig-zag to ensure it stays sewn)
 4. Try on (again?) and cut off excess. Lay the sewn side down onto the other leg to make sure you have equal widths.
 5. Repeat steps 2-4!

I played it safe for the first time I wore them but cannot wait to try them out with leopard! :)

Now doesn't that want to make you go thrifting? Or maybe you have a pair of colored jeans/pants in the back of your closet that you haven't wore for years?

1 comment:

  1. OMG Vika you're KILLING me with your awesome skills! I've always wanted to try to sew but was never whiling to brave up and actually do it! But you make it look so easy and fun, I'm going to HAVE to try this.... I know exactly what you mean about wearing skinny jeans... They just feel SO right ;)

    Your Kelly Green ones turned out FAB! Say do you ever to craft dates? I know quite a few moms that would be whiling to do it ;)