A Little of this, Some of that

Sometime last week or so, I got a catalog from my favorite store, Coldwater Creek, with pants that were just too cute for spring. Now as ya’ll know I just love them, I don’t feel like I’m trying to put my short fluffy, self in teeny bopper clothes. But as much as I like them, I hate paying for them… (books, fabric, boy stuff…) So what was I to do, Recreate them of course.


Aren’t they just too cute? If you’d like these ones… Here is the link to them.

On to my knock off…. 🙂

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Thrifted Jeans, That I had all ready took from wide leg to skinny. But never did hem… Laziness just sheer laziness .

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Way long… but there were comfortable!

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First to hem them into ankle pants! let me tell ya what… this was so easy… Using this Tutorial

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Try on your pants. pin to the length you want, sew (in a straighter line), right next to the original hem

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Cut off the excess, below your seam.

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Voila, your Jeans are now hemmed. Iron down flat.

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All hemmed, at at a nice length.

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Ankle Jeans

On to the part That will make them cute when cuffed…

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I used a 7 inch wide piece of scrap fabric, with a half inch fold at the top and bottom of the fabric leaving it 6 inches wide. Pin all around the inside of each leg, right on the hemmed part. Cut the excess fabric to size

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Sew close to the top of the scrap fabric and as close to the original hem as you can.

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Unless you are right up close, you really can’t see the top stitches and if somebody wants to get that close…. I guess they’ll see the stitchen!

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Cuffed! And almost as cute as the original ones, but for alot less!

I have to say all total… with trying on and taking off, this prolly took about 45 minutes to do. The hardest part way figuring out what length I wanted them to be. Remember.. where you pin the Original hem is how long they will be when you’er done.  So have fun and play with different fabrics for different looks!

2 thoughts on “A Little of this, Some of that

  1. 80 bucks on the high side for capi’s????
    No thanks…
    I love the up-cycled!! That print is awesome… now I guess I need to go look at what’s in the closet…. It IS nearly summer…

  2. That’s pretty much what I thought! They do run good sales, but you have to catch them, and the outlets not bad… mostly! But I wanted them now… not at the end of the season when they go on sale. Plus way easy!! So why pay when you can make?

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