Saturday, April 9, 2011

another function of a zipper

... Remember these?
Well, first of all I need to brag a little because Outi was kind enough to mention my tutorial in her post.


Well, these pants were originally some plain, blue, cropped pants.


After sewing on all the zippers I love them. ...except: I wasn't too thrilled about that cropped length, way too cropped. 



As often enough happens, I ended up using my seam ripper on the hem, and since the pants had already few washes before the refashion, there it was, the nasty discolored hem line.

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My plan was including yet another zipper, two, to be exact: one on each side ;)...


--> doityourself:
* measure the circumference of the hem line of your pants
* get your zippers and if you can't find the exact size... follow my tutorial here 
leave a little more extra ribbon on
* bast your zippers in a way that will hide that ugly hem line, by leaving the zipper pull on the outside of your legs
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* sew the top part first and the bottom part while hemming the little extra fabric (if any) of your pants 
* I just gave your pants that extra 1-1/2" length!
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xox, d.

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13 comments:

  1. That could be really cute on a skirt too!

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  2. sure, with a longer zipper or a series of zippers one next to each other!

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  3. WOW! Great idea! And yes, I do remember that look!!
    xxDaniella

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  4. Cuteness there! I love those platform shoes!

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  5. :) these wedges are my faves (for the past 3 years now!!) !!

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  6. What a cute and fashionable addition to pants. I stopped by to say thanks for visiting blog post about my duck and I find a super cute idea for pants. Thats a Win, Win in my book.
    I posted part two of Dilly's story last night so you can read it any time.
    Thanks again
    Traci

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  7. I am loving these zips! xXx

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  8. @ traci: I just read about dilly's learning to swim :)
    @ jem: thanks ! these pants make a nice noise while you walk in them! :)

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  9. SO, so cute! And I just LOVE those shoes!

    ~Melissa

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  10. What a great idea!!!! And I have seen your other posts as well, lady you are very crafty and talented! You inspired me to do my own, thank you for sharing!
    I am popping in from Debbie's party! Have a happy Tuesday :)

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  11. They look really cute! Thanks for sharing.

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