Hello! I have returned from my blogging break which wasn't actually a break at all, it was just a busy life, and a lack of interest in blogging at the moment. But what's past is prologue. Or something like that...
Let me start this post with a story: Once upon a time, I had a gift card to Target, so I went there and bought some boots. But after bringing them home, I decided they weren't quite "me", so I returned them and found some neon yellow skinny corduroy pants. So cool. I bought them and the first time, yes, the very first time I put them on, they ripped across the bootie. Which is so not cool. I returned those poorly made pants and decided I would just make my own skinny corduroys. So I did.
Here's the before. I don't know how I ended up with a pair of pants that are so huge, but I've had these in my closet for several years. And I'm so glad I didn't donate them during one of my closet purges.
Here's the steps I followed.
- Put pants on inside out.
- With a sharpie, pinch the excess fabric and mark where you need to hem it. Start in the crotch area and work your way to the ankles on the inside of the pants.
- When you get to the knee, pinch from both the inside seam and the outer seam to make the pants balanced.
- Take the pants off, and sew a line along the sharpie marks.
- Try them on and make any adjustments you need to make. Mark where you want them to be hemmed.
- Cut the existing hem off and fold under twice, re-hemming the ankle.