A while back, one of my colleagues hosted a clothes sale at her house on behalf of her friend. I came across this pair of sailor-style jeans, originally a Marks and Spencer creation. They were a size too big for me, but to call them a bargain would be an understatement – they only cost me fifty pence! So, for fifty pence, I thought I would cope with the being a bit big. The trouble was I couldn’t cope with them being a bit big because they just didn’t sit right. After a quick look at how hard it would be to take them in a bit (quite tricky, it turned out!), I chucked them to the back of the wardrobe and forgot about them. They resurfaced the other week and I decided I would finally sort them out.
I took them to my sewing bee and asked Dan what the best way to fix them would be. A bit of um-ing and ah-ingand pinning later, we decided it was best to just take a wedge out of the back seam. An hour and a half later and ta-da! A wearable pair of trousers 😀
I forgot to get a before shot, sorry.
In the end, this wasn’t actually all that difficult. Most of the time was used on unpicking the waistband (just at the back) and its facing. Once I got to sewing it all back together again it was very quick. And for fifty pence (and an hour or two of my time) I really can’t complain!
I’m still not entirely convinced this wide leg style is very flattering on me, but I’m going to wear them for a while and see how I warm to them. I don’t really wear any trousers that aren’t skinny jeans, so I might just need some time to adjust. Plus, I really love vintage-style, billowing trousers!