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« on: February 20, 2005 06:55:37 PM »

I just bought a pair of terribly tight, uncomfortable hip hugger jeans. And there to short to. I dont want to just get rid of thembecause they have the potential to be awesome. 1 problem,i dont know what to do with them.I know everyone has posted aboutthe traditional jean to skirt things but thats my last resort. What should I do???
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sheriffkarli
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2005 06:59:04 PM »

you could cut up the side seams, whip in some eyelets, and make them lace ups. As for them being too short, you could let the hem out, or add some trim to the bottoms, i've had to do that a few times before. I really hope you find something that appeals to you, and once you do, i'd love to see a pic!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2005 07:04:39 PM »

Thanks muchly. I love eyelets!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005 07:12:56 PM »

whoa, quick reply!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005 07:59:36 PM »

yeah, not much else to do.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2005 01:12:42 AM »

I guess you could cut up the sides and add a different fabric and make them either 3/4 pants or shorts.

You could make a bag or purse from them.

ACTUALLY once i saw these kind of jeans/trackpants....hmmmm i think this calls for me to draw them and send a pic




This isn't a very good drawing, but i think you should be able to get the idea, it looks heaps better when they are done and you just cut out the outside seams i think then sew them onto the trackies

hope this helps.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2005 08:45:42 AM »

i had the same problem with a pair of my pants...
what i did was add side panels!

1.) Find out the width of your pants by measuring or looking at the label

2) measure your own waist/hips and subtract the measurement of the pants from your hips measurement.  divide that number by two then at 3/4" seam allowance.  this will be the width of your patchesat the top of the pants

3) turn your pants inside out

4) beginning at  the bottom cuff, cut up one side of the outer leg seam, including cutting through the waistband entirely, then go up the other side of the seam and dispose of that.  do it to both legs (be sure to cut off the metal grommets at the pockets to avoid breaking a needle_

5) decide how wide you want your patches to be in the leg.  add seam allowance (3/4") and that is the dimensions of your patches.  later you will trim the sidess so that is at the right width for the waist

6) start cutting out patches with the above dimensions, you can figure out how many patchies you will need ofr each leg by divding the length from the waist to cuff by the size of your patchies.

7) sew your patches together in a strip long enough to run the entire length of your pants

Cool take the dimensions from the top of your patchies in the waistband and mark this at the top of your panel of patchies.  from the bottom corners upward, trim off the excess

9) one one end, turn under about 1/2" and stitch, this end will be the bottom cuff for your  side panels

10) with right sides together, line up the edge of the panel with the edge of the pants and stitch all the way up but stop just before you get to the waistband

11)again starting at the cuff, stitch up the other side of the patch panel, but stop before the waistband

12) fold over the top of the patchy panel until it lines up with the top of the waistband and stitch across, then finish stitching up the sides of the panel and reinforce by sititvhing back and forth in reverse at the top of these seams.

repeat 9-12 for the other leg....

13) try on your new patchy sidepanels and dance around!
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