Your pants too big!


Made these cords years ago. It was before I got my jeans fit from my repro. I made about three pair of corduroy pants, in what I thought was a good loose 40s fit. Now, they are just too droopy on the sides. It's kind of embarrassing. I'm talking each leg like 5" too much fabric.
Last week I decided to make this week wear skirts and dresses week. Why not? I have all these dresses and I was getting into a rut of just throwing on pants, so I'm making sure I keep with my vintage like aspirations and I'm putting some effort into my look.



The beauty of the pants is that all I had to do was make sure the skirt was long enough. I cut open on the inside seam of the legs and slightly tapered the waist line of the new center seams of the skirt. I decided to make the skirt without a waist band because I had already folded and pressed the cuff of the pants.


I did add a band of bias cut cotton on the waist for some extra stability. 


A simple zipper and hook and eye and a hem and the skirt is done.


Done and done. I wore this skirt dancing on Monday and it handled great. I did five hours of dancing and most of it was to a great band, Petunia and the Vipers. IT was a great time. They preformed three sets of cool country swing and then played on after that! I got home just in time to get in 3 and a half hours of shut eye before work.

Totally worth it.
I plan on doing this to my other corduroy pants and another pair I have. I need more skirts anyway. Alright! Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. the new skirts look great, very flattering.

    good job! The go with Make & Mend too

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