I’ve had this pair of slacks for years, decades maybe. I kept them because they were comfortable, but I never liked the way they looked on me. Maybe back in the early 2000’s, the style was suitable, but now… well, it’s just frumpy. And I looked dumpy in them. Perhaps even lumpy. Haha… I’m such a nerd.
Do not even talk to me about the top! I know that is just as frumpy as the khakis. I’ll be saving that for another refashioned post, when I, er, get around to fixing it up.
Since I am not an expert seamstress, and a lazy one at that, I used a pair of good form fitting jeans as a template. I used this same technique for my refashioned tweed skirt.
I traced the jeans with chalk and then pinned. (Oh my God! Look at all that extra fabric!)
I started my stitches at the existing seam so that the new fit would be seamless and wouldn’t have to take any stitches out to start over. I tried on the slacks before cutting. I determined I liked the fit, so I removed the pants and cut about a half inch away from the new stitches with pinking shears. Pinking shears are excellent for someone who doesn’t have a serger, like me. And who doesn’t want to do more sewing than necessary, like me.
And here are the new khakis! Pretty awesome, huh? Should I have ironed the slacks before photographing them? Maybe.
Just chillin’ with a fedora and some loafers. Not sure if this look is right for me. So I tried something else…
I took them out in the rain with my spicy pink rain boots.
Unfortunately, there weren’t enough puddles for me to jump in, so I drew in my own.
Frumpy to awesome khakis…. who agrees?
Total time: Only half an hour! (Remember I am inexperienced!)
Total cost: Nothing!
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