top: h&m jacket: guess shoes: sam edelmen skirt: refashioned (tutorial below)
Nothing like up-cycling a pair of quality, 90s, high waisted trousers that seem un-refashionable. Another item I found among the forgotten, not-so-fashionable clothing items in the upstairs closest, score! I actually was stumped on this one for a while, then thought about those cute maxis with front slits, and again, another maxi was born. And I do say…I’m in love. Thanks to my hubby for taking the pictures.
Trousers that are a little bit bigger (I’m not sure about pants that fit perfectly…someone let me know if they try it with their size of pant?)
1. seam rip the inseam of the pants and lining (if you plan on keeping the lining). Seam rip open the bottom hem as well.
2. Match up the front inseams and the back inseams and pin, including the bottom hem’s sides (they will fold back up later into a hem again, unless you want it longer like I did). When you pin, make sure the original seam allowances are opened up, so you aren’t sewing a fold into your seams. Sew up the inseams, bypassing the crouch part. Try to make this pretty straight near the bottom and rounded for your tush at the top. Leave a slit in the front or back (I chose front) about knee hieght. Also keep the zipper intact if you can, if the pants are very big you may have to re-install one.
3. Cut extra fabric and the lining off (unless you want to keep the lining in there, then sew up the lining’s front inseams and back inseams, then cut it knee length above the slit and hem).
4. Hem the bottom again and the slit by handstitching the previous seam allowance closed. If you cut out the old seam allowance, then just fold/iron under about 3/4 inch then hand stitch down.