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sugarpumpkin
« on: October 01, 2009 09:38:04 AM »

Hello everyone!

I need your help!

I got this awesome pair of 1921 Jeans (reg price $158.00 but I got them for $15...I love Loehmann's!)

Anyway, they are long...like....5-6 inches too long for me. But the problem is that they have a really cool bottom to them. Its about 3 inchs of a really cool dye job that I dont want to lose because it totally makes the jean.

How can I go about hemming them to fit me without losing the bottom part? They are bootcut/flared jeans. I want them to continue looking cool but even with my tallest heals they are still too long.

Please help! I know with all the crazy creative people on this forum someone must have some idea?!

Thanks so much fellow Craftsters!
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009 11:05:40 AM »

To shorten 5 inches, fold up 5 in, then fold back 2.5 in, then stitch in the ditch near the bottom part and when you're done cut the extra fold, preferably after zigzagging next to the new seam in the inside (or serge it!).  It'll be shorter and nobody will be able to see what happened.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009 10:06:16 PM »

Yeah, but that won't keep the "cool dye job" that will totally take it out and actually will be noticeable, unlike on regular jeans. I don't know on this one.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009 10:25:09 PM »

I honestly don't think the bottom can be saved. Even if you do fancy folds & stuff, that would prob take away from the design you want to preserve. Maybe someone else has a good solution - I'd be real curious to know too because I am short & always have to hem my jeans. Generally, I stay away from the fancy ones because I know there'd be no way I could hem them & w/o ruining the design.
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sugarpumpkin
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009 11:16:41 AM »

Thanks for your advice soorawn, but I will have to agree with Thesingingllamas that it wont save the bottom design I want to keep.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009 11:38:41 AM »

Sorry, I thought the design was comprised in the bottom part.  Then, apart from shortening from above in the leg and maybe decorating over the seam with some ribbon, I can't think of anything else.  I'm not convinced of this one either.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009 11:48:16 AM »

Sorry, I thought the design was comprised in the bottom part.  Then, apart from shortening from above in the leg and maybe decorating over the seam with some ribbon, I can't think of anything else.  I'm not convinced of this one either.


Was thinking the same thing.  "Executive Design Decision!"  You could go funky and add a trim to hide the seam or maybe a zipper?
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009 09:07:51 AM »

oooOOOOoooo I like the zipper idea! I can still keep the bottom and add a funky aspect to the design with a zipper!

Fantastic idea!

Thanks soorawn adn cheteeneswthrt07!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009 02:05:15 PM »

My immediate thought was to make a series of pleats right at each knee (just sewn in at the side seams, not pressed or pintucked), and take out the equivalent amount from behind the knee (so yes, you'd have a seam behind your knee). I'm kinda enamoured of the idea now Tongue Shortening device + unique design feature! I've actually been thinking about a similar technique lately, so this is a perfect application for what's been floating around in my head.

Either way, hope ya figure something out Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009 10:13:37 PM »

The zipper and pleats ideas sound like good ones. I'm drawing a blank with good ideas though since I can't see them. Good luck with figuring it out Smiley
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