Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Gray Corduroy I Have Been Waiting For

Hello Readers. Today's project is a pair of gray corduroy pants. I have wanted skinny gray pants for quite a while. I tried to make a pair last October. It was a huge fail. I found these gray cords at a clothes swap and took them because I liked the color so much. If you notice in the picture, they match my boots exactly. I thought this would make me look taller. I'm not sure it worked. 


They were in such great shape, I knew I could make something of them. But they were so big and long on me.



Really big. Really long.


I took off some extra from the sides and the length. I just stitched a new seam .on the outer edge of each leg, right along the seam that was already there. I used it as a guide while I sewed and I made each leg more narrow as I sewed down to the ankle.


I was happy with the fit and the color. They have a lot of stretch  and they have a high waist which I love. My baby is almost a year old and unlike some Hollywood actresses, I have not shrunk down to a size 1 yet. (How do they even do that? It's like a super power. Superman can fly, they can lose all their baby weight in 2 weeks. Ugh!) Anyway....



I was so excited about the long strips of fabric I had left over. I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. Check back tomorrow to see how that turned out.


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.





9 comments:

  1. Great job on the refashion, and who doesn't love a clothing swap. Did you have to pay for the pants or were they free? Cheers, Michele

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    1. Hello Vintagethrifter51. I'm glad you liked the pants. The clothes swap I went to was free. (My favorite kind!) It was open to anyone in the area and held in the basement of a local church. It was a lot of fun.

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  2. Nice! And look at those pictures - in the well-fitting jeans you DO look taller! (I'm just under 5 feet tall myself, so I feel your pain)

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    1. THANKS! I have been trying to look taller my whole life. It is a losing battle. Oh, well. I appreciate your comments though. It is nice to know I have a reader that knows what I am talking about. haha

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  3. wow, that looks unorthodox as a way of taking in trousers. never thought of it. I think I'll give it a try. ;-)

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    1. Hello Klara. I always try to use the fastest and easiest method, even if it sounds crazy. I just want to try it and see if it works. Sometimes it is a mess, but it if fun to try. Thanks for your comment.

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