I’ve always grown up loving older styles, my favorite has always been the 70s. With the high waisted bell bottoms, wedges, middle parted long hair…etc etc. I love looking at pictures of my mom in high school wearing the oversized plaid tops and towering wedges. I desperately try to seek bell bottoms at thrift stores, something straight from someone’s attic that was worn in woodstock. But until then, I guess I will just have to make my own. So steal your husband’s/boyfriend’s/whoever’s oversized jeans and go at it. With oversized pants to work with, they will most likely give you the option of turning them into something high waisted.
marking pen or chalk
**Be careful of the pockets….make sure they aren’t going to look funny when the sides are taken in. If they might, consider taking the pockets off and putting them back where they should be.
1. Turn them inside out and mark how much you need to take in on your body. This is done by pinching both sides at the same time, then letting go of one and marking it. Then re-grabing the other and marking it. Just mark to a little above the knee. Then you will taper toward the seam from there. (you can watch this video on how I mark)
2. Pin and sew along the markings. I did a basting stitch first to make sure, tried them on, then secured it with a stronger stitch.
3. Serge If you like. Or you can cut close to the new seam and run a zig zag stitch along it the raw edge.