Monday, June 14, 2010

It Was All Going So Smoothly…

I did another sewing project!  This time, my mom had given me some of her old pants that she could no longer fit into (again, we won’t say WHY).  I will make aprons out of a few, but I thought I might try making a pair of cute Capri's with one of them.  As you can see here, my mom is slightly shorter than me…IMG_0048(PS1) copy   and all of her pants are PETITS!

So, I got busy making more fabric strips just like the ones I used for the apron and cutting off the ends of the pant legs.  I attached fabric strips to the pant legs and sewed them on.  Easy!!!  As I was pinning the fabric to the pants, I thought, “This is going too smoothly.”  Then, when I sewed both cuffs without having to rip out any stitches, I thought , “This is going too smoothly!” When I held up the final product, I giggled with delight and thought, “that went so smoothly!!!”

Then I tried them on.

It turns out that even though I tried on one pair of the many jeans she gave me, and they were the same brand, style, and size as the ones I just worked on, they didn’t actually fit the same.  So, now I have a pair of ADROABLE pants that I love but can’t wear.  I was so sad!

So I did what I had to do…I cut up another pair of pants and did the same thing over again with a pair of pants. I made sure to try them on immediately before sewing. 

Of course, the second time around was not as smooth sailing.  I had to re-pin both cuffs, and there were one or two seam ripping moments, but nothing too drastic.

If you are a proficient sewer, you can get this project done in a half hour I bet.  It was super fast, super easy (both times), and super cute!

(I’m not sure why my head is chopped off, but I don’t have the time to tinker with it right now)

I really love them!  I love my fabric (remnant from JoAnn’s), and I love that I have a dozen or so (that may be a slight exaggeration) teal tops that will match the pants perfectly!


  1. They look adorable. Love the fabric. Thanks for being so diplomatic about why I gave them to you. Mom

  2. Love them!!
    Why the zig-zag stitch? And why the interface on the cuffs?

  3. Amanda! These pants are AWESOME. I love the fabric! It looks great. Keep up the good work. (I wish we lived closer so you could add a fresh new look to my wardrobe!!--and so our boys could play and we could fellowship)

  4. Very cute and stylish! I have a lot of teal/blue/green/blue-green tops, too, and love it when something other than khakis match them.


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