I am all about cutting and sewing and doing whatever it takes to make something fit better in this new world of really odd fitting clothes. I have taken in a lot of tops in the side and waist area because the new styles all look like maternity tops on me. Now it was time for the pants!
I have a handful (ok, about 15 pair) of jeans that I can't get rid of, they are either too tight and I AM going to get back into them or too long or too short or whatever. They are ALL boot cut, which I totally prefer on my body. But because I am evidently the only person in the world that does not have a pair of skinny jeans, I was thought I should try this route before I give up altogether.
I picked a few pair that looked good in the butt, (which really is the most important factor) but that I didn't mind tossing out if my experiment didn't work.
I put them on and going with the seam that is stitched on the INSIDE, determined where I was going to start taking them in and put a pin there and then again at the bottom. I turned them inside out and with a sharpe, made a gradual line to the bottom hem.
My seamstress grandmother would kill me for my very unprofessional method but to be honest, I HATE SEWING andmy patience level is zero when it comes to these kind of projects.
I stitched along the lines I drew and actually cut off the hem so they they would be more comfortable zipped up in a tall boot, which is really the only way I was going to wear these, so I didn't really care about the bottom hem looking like crap...it's all about the butt!
Excuse my pictures in the kids bathroom, I really wasn't planning on doing a post/tutorial, I was just going to send these to my sis. But at least I wasn't standing on the toilet!
I really like how they all turned out.