After seeing a couple of great tutorials online from Cotton & Curls and Cut Out and Keep, I too decided that my bootcut jeans should become skinny.
I bought this particular pair of jeans from the Junior’s section at Nordstrom Rack about um… 8 years ago?
Never worn them..
Why? eh, they needed to be hemmed, and I kept putting it off… then I gained weight… then I lost weight and forgot about them..
I came across them a few weeks ago when I cleaned out my closet.
It was time to make those jeans wearable!
First I took a BEFORE pic, baby wanted in on the fun too :)
Then I laid the pants on the floor, and laid a pair of skinny jeans on top of them.
I traced out the skinny jeans, leaving about 1/2 inch seam allowance.
I sewed on the line.. they looked cruddy :( they were all bunchy at the knee area..
So… I removed the stitches.
I tried the jeans on and noticed that they didn’t need any taking-in along the thigh area (shocker).
So instead of just taking them in on one side, I started at the knee, and took them in a little on each side, gradually tapering toward the ankle.
Before cutting off any access fabric, I tried them on.
One leg done, one leg to go. But I like it!
I hemmed them, and they were ready to go. I don’t like my skinnnys to bunch around the ankle when I wear flats, so I hemmed them quite a bit.
Here’s the final look!
What is that you say? They’re kinda tight? yeah, I know… skinny jeans are ALOT more easily attained than skinny thighs…. just saying..