I have a number of pairs of jeans – none of which fit me properly. I am exploring making some and am enrolled in several classes concurrently, but in the meantime, I have had a fiddle with these jeans. Here are some before photos
They are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and they are a fairly weird shape. They don’t fit too badly over the hips, but the shape and width of the legs is terrible.
I explored many websites which gave tutorials on taking in jeans. I had always thought (and still do, actually) that both sides of the leg have to be taken in, but I looked at so many where they just took in the outside leg seam that I thought I would give it a go with these jeans. I was concerned that they would go off the grain, but they seem ok.
I took them in all the way down the leg, tapering in from the hips.
I have had these jeans for at least three years and never really worn them. I had them earmarked for the op-shop but since their refurbishment I have worn them at least once a week, so this one is a winner!
Flushed with success I had a go at these white ones. Same brand, same size, slightly different shape but still boringly baggy.
I took in both the inside and outside leg on these.
and the topstitching on the pockets had unravelled, so I fixed that too.
And finally, remember these blue jeans destined for the op-shop?
Well, I had a go at them as well!
I have a whole bag full of things for revamping and reshaping, so watch this space.