Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm sure my daughter isn't the only one who outgrows the length of her pants before the waist. It always seems to happen right around this time of the year. I need the pants to last just a bit longer before it's shorts weather. I've come up with a solution that you can change out to coordinate with outfits instead of attach permanently.
I found a pair of jeans that were too short to add the length to it. I thought it would be nice to be able to swap colors out on it. My model was asleep by the time I finished this set.
All it takes is a little bit of fabric and velcro to make this happen. I attached the velcro to the inside of the bottom leg of the pant. I used the loop side for the pants and the hook side for the fabric strips.
I cut out two strips with the right length that needed to be added to the pants. Sew a hem on all sides of the fabric. I also went ahead and sewed a coordinating ribbon on at this time too.
Next you baste the fabric so that it can be gathered to fit the leg of the pant.
Once I figured out the right size I sewed the hook side of the velcro on to the fabric. Now it can be velcroed on to the pants and you can get those jeans to last a little longer.