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Topic: Skinny green corduroys - with BUTTONS!  (Read 3873 times)
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« on: August 16, 2006 01:00:22 PM »

Haha, I leave for college tomorrow morning, and I haven't quite finished packing yet, but since I'm not taking my sewing machine to school (for now at least), I had to make these babies last minute. They're surprisingly comfy, considering how tight they are. I made them out of stretch corduroys from old navy. The buttons are mismatched because I just used those cheap ones you get in a tube of 30 or so for $1.50. Anyway, here are the pictures--

I don't really think these are the right kind of pants for my butt, but I love how my legs look in them. Maybe I could wear a short black dress or a tunic with them to hide the posterior.

I have some great black square-toe flats with gold buckles, which would look great with them, and some pumps too, but all my fall clothes and good shoes are packed already, so I just modeled them with winter boots and a coat, haha. Well, time to pack these up with the rest of my stuff.

Thanks for looking. As always, questions and comments welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006 01:34:15 PM »

For skinny jeans they look really good, I take from the gypsy women in my family and have a curvy figure so skinny jeans and I don not get along but they look great on you  Grin

« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006 01:43:20 PM »

AH, I loooove this idea...how'd you do it?
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 02:16:50 PM »

they're hot. I love skinny pants, but sadly they don't always love me.

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 03:09:35 PM »

those are so cute. i love them

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006 03:44:02 AM »

please tell me how you did it mine didnt work out that well...

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006 07:21:37 AM »

please tell me how you did it mine didnt work out that well...

I laid the pants out flat and pinned the sides. Then I tried them on inside out (so I wouldn't get pricked), and adjusted the pins where it was too loose or too tight. Next I sewed up the seams where I pinned with a double stitch, leaving some room at the bottom for the buttons. Then I folded over the fabric I left at the bottom and sewed it down. Next I sewed button holes and buttons on it.

Well, the button part is kind of hard to explain. I don't have time to make a proper tutorial right now, but maybe someday.

By the way, I'm curious as to what people's opinions are on the buttons. Are they a nice touch? Or do they take away from the concept of "skinny pants"? I like them because they kind of draw attention to my ankles and calves rather than up top where it doesn't fit as well as I'd like.

If I make another pair of "skinnies" should I use buttons or not?

« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006 08:19:48 AM »

wow, well done! those look really professional Smiley I like the buttons on them, but as a personal preference, I don't think you should put them on the next pair you make, unless they were really cool buttons, or maybe you could try a zip, butthey might not always go with what you want to wear the trousers with, but I don't know.....well done again though, and good luck for college, can I ask where you live? are you needing warm autumny clothes already?
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2006 08:26:20 AM »

Wow very cute.  I think the buttons are a nice twist.  You could put them on the next pair, or you could leave them off so you have some variety.  One embellished pair and one plainer pair.  I think you could definitely wear them with a longer tunic if you want to cover the bum-bum (which I like to do too!).  The great thing as well is your range of options for footwear.  Ballet flats, patent pumps, and I even plan on wearing mine with tall knee high boots pulled up over them!  Have fun at school and have fun sporting your skinnys!
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2006 09:12:38 AM »

those are seriously awesome! and they really good with those boots! i want them! i think you should sell them to me

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