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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pants To…

So remember the two pairs of pants I got at that yard sale a few weeks ago (see Good Day for a (Yard) Sale)?  I found that although I liked the fabric I certainly did not like the fit.  They were a bit snug in some places while too loose in the worst places.  Of course there are things that can be done about all of that.
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So here they are before all sad and unflattering…
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…And after.  I first cut off the legs where I wanted and removed the waistbands.  I let out the seams on the side a little to give a little more wiggle room.  For the flowered pair I reattached the waistband and hemmed the legs.  For the black pair though I made a new waistband with wide lace.  Sadly you can’t really tell in the photo, why is black so hard to take pictures?  Now for the rest.  I had to do something with the cutoff legs.  Especially for the black ones, they had that great eyelet embroidered edge.  So I made a pretty little bag that highlights the embroidery as well as a cute doll skirt as modeled by my Monster High doll.  With the floral pant legs I made a small tote bag because one can never have too many, and scrunchies.  One can never have too many of those either.  So I paid about $1 and ended up with two new pairs of shorts, two bags, hair scrunchies and a doll skirt.  I say it was well worth it.
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Moving on, I still had some red fabric leftover from that one dress (see Think Red).  Enough for another simple casual skirt.  What I really like is the lace at the hem.  I recently acquired a large amount of lace including this particular lace.  The flowers on it are the same shape as the ones on the fabric, so I absolutely had to use them together.  Now I have this pretty and comfy skirt to wear and I just need to find a top for it.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Sunflower skirt
  • Present
  • Video
  • Little t-shirt redo
  • Pincushions
  • Pants redo
  • Bear pants
  • Hair accessories
  • Red skirt
  • Wristbands
Nine down, just one more to go which will of course be up by the end of this week. Open-mouthed smile

2 comments:

  1. I would say your $1 spending is totally worth it! With a little creativity, voila, you get so many things!! =D

    One more to go from your list, I wish you best of luck! =)

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