Sunday, October 28, 2012
Straight Leg to Skinny
I ordered these cords online at Ann Taylor. First I accidentally ordered regular instead of petite. Not only were they too long, but they didn't fit. So, I exchanged them for petite. The petites fit better, but they were kind of strangely shaped (the photo doesn't show how weird they actually looked on me). I considered returning them, but I really liked the fit, fabric and color.
Changing the size of the leg on a pair of pants really only requires sewing one seam. Most pants have a single seam on one side and a double seam on the other side. On this pair, the single seam was on the outside so I took them in on the outside. I turned the pants inside out and used a pair of skinny jeans that I like to mark my sewing line.
I took out the seam on the bottom of the pants (only near the new seam) so that I would be able to turn the hem back under after I sewed the new seam. I sewed along my line and then sewed the hem back into place.
This only took a few minutes, and I'm really happy with the result!