I feel as though I've been seeing a lot of white jeans around lately. Well, there are jeans out there in every color imaginable, but for some reason white stands out. Maybe because they seem a little more wearable than neon yellow. When I saw this post, I knew I wasn't imagining it.
I decided then and there that I should get on this. White jeans would be perfect for our upcoming trip. Problem was, these were the pair of white jeans that I owned...
Not very chic.
Instead of going straight out and buying a new pair, I decided to try my hand at altering these first. I thought that if I took in the legs a bit, they may be useable. Here's what I did:
- First, I found a pair of skinny jeans that I like the fit of and used them as a template. I turned both pairs inside out, and laid the skinny pair on top of the white pair.
- At this point, I tried on the pair of jeans while they were still pinned and inside out (so I wouldn't stick myself.) I'm really glad I took the time to do this, because it helped me figure out that I wanted them a little looser before I did any sewing.
- I moved the pins about a 1/2 inch from the original line I had traced, and then I drew a new line so I'd have something to sew along.
- After I stitched along the line, I turned the jeans right side out and tried them on again. They were looking much better.
- But I still had a couple of places to fix, like the length and this weird bulge.
- After I did that, I had a legit looking pair of white skinny jeans - at practically no cost to me!