Thursday, April 9, 2009

Re-Invented jeans

My little one is in need of some summery clothes. I decided to see if I could a pair of her jeans that surely would not fit her by fall and make them into capris. I was inspired by this. at Poppies at Play.

I don't want to call this a tutorial, since I am sure it is not an original idea, but I will try to describe what I created in my own words!

Jeans, as you can see they are a little worn, so they are ready to be reworked.

I cut off the bottom three inches, I just guessed as my model was sleeping. I probably would have made them a little shorter if I would have measured.

Turn the jean inside out and turn up a hem, mine was 1/2". You can take the time to serge or zig-zag stitch the raw edge if you want too.

Iron the turned up edge.

Turn right side out and pin decorative trim in place. I chose this frilly eyelet. I used almost 3/4 yard for size 24 month jeans. I liked that this trim has a scallop edge as it will be a little forgiving if I don't sew it on straight. Sew trim on with a straight stitch!

Here they are on my super cute model.


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  2. The jean/eyelet combo is SO cute! What a wonderful idea!

  3. Nice job sewing those capris. I'm little afraid of altering clothing. But with boys, there's not a lot you can do to alter it. ;)