Monday, December 30, 2013

Make Something Monday

 Or, in this case, makeover Monday.  My choice today was this pair of pants that I bought recently on a trip to visit family.  I absolutely fell in love with them, but I neglected to try them on before I bought them. (BAD Becky!)
Ignore the messy desk.  This is the only picture of the pants I had before I started to take them apart....  They're cranberry with a black paisley print on them and they're oh so cute!  They were also oh so tight!  So I decided to add a tuxedo stripe down the sides.

I opened them up on each side with my seam ripper,



And grabbed a pair of leggings with zippers on the sides.  Also an item that I loved, but...  They had all kinds of itty bitty snags on them.  Not attractive.


Press those seams down!
Pin, pin, pin!!  My stripes are about and inch wide on the bottom, where the zippers are, and they go up to 2 inches at the top.



Sew away!

How cute is that?

And they fit me so much better now!