. . . for Lauren and Lauren: What I wore - pants refashion

March 6, 2012

What I wore - pants refashion


This was probably the hardest sewing project I've done, as I'm still a beginner.  
It's the first time I've really altered an item of clothing. I've had these pink pants for many years but haven't worn them in the past few years.  Instead of buying a pair of colored skinny pants I decided to use these to make my own.  

I followed this tutorial for directions.  She is a pro at sewing, so I'm sure it took her much less time. I'm pretty sure doing the first leg took about an hour, while the second only 15 minutes.  I also put the pants on and off at least 20 times to make sure I had pinned or sewed in the right place. 
While they're not perfect, I am a quite proud of them!  

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I also couldn't decide what to wear with these pants and therefore changed my clothes before I went to work.

  Which do you like better?


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34 comments:

Laura @ My Green Pen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the pink pants!! Way to go sewing such a big project. I love the jacket and stripes with the skinny pants

Breanna Hohenstein said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are always creating something awesome :) Love this! My favorite look is the white shirt! I think it'd be cute finished off with a scarf!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did a great job! Maybe pair with another pastel color and a blazer? Cute!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great job! They look awesome!

ChiChi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These look fantastic! Seriously like a new pair of pants!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is there no limit to your talent? You are amazing! I like all the tops, but the blazer and stripes is my favorite look. Awesome!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How creative! I love the skinny pants. I'd probably do a tank and/or tee, and a scarf. My husband wishes I'd learn to sew. Maybe I should..

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Good job, lady!! I have always wanted to sew. So proud of you! They look awesome!!

Because Shanna Said So

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did an awesome job Katie!! They look fabulous...and I really like them paired with the denim top.

Mindie Hilton said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The "after" look is my fave, very cute look.

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I won't ever stop being amazed at your talent. You are just so crafty. And all of your outfits look great. For real ALL of them. You can pull off any look my dear.

Sophie @TheForgeStyle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love how this turned out. looks so great :)

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So creative! Love the new look.

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm impressed! I followed you from Transatlantic Blonde because I am obsessed with pink pants. Good job!

Katie- Hems For Her

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

They look awesome Katie! Love the stripes & blazer :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your "new" pants look awesome! I saw this tutorial on Merrick's blog and I wish I could sew!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

is there a word greater than impressed? because that's what I am! love the way you styled that outfit with the denim top. you seriously have skills. remember how when you were little and wanted to cut Barbie's hair and then it just kept getting worse and worse because you tried to make it even - until Barbie had a triangular bob? I'm fairly certain that's what it would be like if I attempted this!

ashlyn williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

those pants are so cute. LOVE them! i wish i could sew, been searching for a sewing machine!

happy wednesday
xx :: ashlyn

let it be beautiful

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i CANNOT believe you made those into skinny jeans!!! LOVE IT! they are super cute, girlie!
xoxo
manda

preethi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ooh, I like them SO much better now! You look awesome!

preethi
lace, etc.

Fanciful. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

VERY impressive!! Love the 'after' look! So slimming! I just may have to take a gander in my closet. ;)

xo, Jessica

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Linda Z said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, I love the new look. Great job! :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this look ,great job!

Yuliyuli5 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love those pink pants!! Great Job :D


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Jersey Blogess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great Job there - I must say, I really like the after look much better.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love these! you did such a great job - they look so much more modern cropped. I am trying to think if I have any pants I can do this with!!

BmoreLoveLeigh said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome job! I have some older pants that I would love to do this with. I also have some 'skinny' jeans that aren't really skinny on my chicken legs that I want to alter. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Sevan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love how it ended up looking! great job xx

http://sevenautumnleaves.blogspot.com.au/

EverydayMomStyle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

WOW! Well done! You totally changed the look. I'm so impressed. I used to sew, but would never have attempted this.. Now you've inspired me!

girlymama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i think they look better - pale pants with wide legs are hard to pull off - they look much chicer with the skinny look!

Alissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What?!? These are awesome! Makes me want to dig out my sewing machine!

Life's a shoe said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the second outfit!

Polkadot-pretties said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thank you for linking up your project !!
This week’s linky party is up!!! i hope you will stop by and link up another fabulous project...

http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_17.html

Claire x

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have these Old Navy pants from forever ago, that's awesome what you did!!