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andy8715
« on: June 02, 2009 04:21:51 PM »

I got these awesome pink jeans at a thrift store for only a dollar.  But they are too small but I love them so much I want to fix them.  Any ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009 04:30:17 PM »

Where are they too small?  If they are only 1-2 sizes too big, you could probably add side panels on the legs.  If they're really too small, I would try using the pants as fabric, maybe turn them into a skirt.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009 04:31:54 PM »

Ohhh you could find some white jeans and cut strips of fabric so its big enough to fit you and make stripes down the sides. Like the picture below.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009 05:04:38 PM »

take the top waist band off, rip out the hems and side seams, sew on grommet tape to each seam on both sides (so you'd need 4 long strips the length of the leg plus a bit for hem and top seam, re-hem on the same line as original hem, either sew on more grommet tape, an old waist band from a pair that fits or bias tape for the waist band to your waist measurement leaving a gap down the sides to accommodate for the extra space you need to fit you and lace up with matching/contrasting ribbon... you can keep it open if you dare or add a modesty panel before you sew the band on top... if you need more info, pm me and i'll help you
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009 02:19:37 AM »

OMG YOU'RE IN TQC. THIS IS REALLY WEIRD. OMG.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009 03:44:44 PM »

haha who are you?
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009 04:01:17 PM »

i am eleuthreophile! i didn't comment on your post in tqc though.

anyways, about your jeans... if you could find white denim, you might be able dye it pink (since it's mostly cotton) so when you add the strips to the sides, they'll match better. that's what i'd do anyways. good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009 04:18:41 PM »

If you are adding fabric to the sides, I say do something fun like zebra print. You might make a new waistband out of zebra, too.
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