Hello Readers. This recent project began as a pair of white jeans. I saw a great outfit on a friend (Hello Erin!) using white jeans for winter. I wanted to try that for myself. I found these at a clothes swap and discovered when I got home that they were way TOO tight. They were so tight I couldn't get then on without hurting myself. I needed to expand the jeans to fit me.
I really liked the colored stitching on these jeans. I wanted to work with that and saw some jeans with tuxedo stripes down the sides. I thought that would be a great way to add fabric and make these jeans bigger.
My original plan was to use these strips of gray corduroy from yesterday's project. But look at the rivets and the metal logo piece attached to these pieces of fabric. This isn't going to work at all.
It's time for plan B. I dug around my refashion stash and found this taupe shirt.
It is an even better match for the stitching! Sometimes you have to give up your original plan.
I had to cut carefully to get pieces straight and long enough to fit in the sides of these jeans. I needed long thin strips of cloth.
I cut straight down the sides of the jeans along the seam that was already there. I attached the long pieces of taupe fabric and sewed them in. The knit fabric made these jeans much more comfortable. The knit fabric has some give to it and makes these jeans feel like leggings.
My jeans were finished in time for...more snow??? It's been a really snowy winter here. I am loving it. I ran outside to take these pictures before the baby woke up. I was in little ballet flats and got all snowy. Brr! Next time I will plan ahead.
The colored stripe looks really wide in this shot. I don't know why, below is another look.
The colored stripes are not obvious from the front. I like how subtle they are. I think wide ribbon would also be a great choice for this project, but it wouldn't have the stretch knit fabric does. I think I am going to keep working on this idea. I found a pair of black jeans just like this at the clothes swap too.
Thank you for reading this, now go make something fun for yourself.