Monday, 23 May 2011

Crafty Fox

We're huge fans of the girls at Honestly... WTF and their fantastic DIY's so we couldn't keep them to ourselves any longer. 

The seventies trend is back with a vengeance, and the flared leg jean is set to creep back into our wardrobes. Luckily the girl show us how we can transform our faithful skinnies to take on the trend.. and it's so simple to do!

You’ll need:
- a pair of skinny jeans
- scrap denim or fabric
- a pair of scissors
- a seam ripper
- a sewing machine
- a ruler

Start by opening up the outer seams of each leg with the seam ripper. Stop at around 18 inches or right below the knee.

Fold the scrap denim or fabric in half lengthwise and draw a diagonal line measuring the length of the open seam plus 2 inches. Adjust the width to your liking: the wider the base of the triangle, the wider the bell. Cut along the line. Repeat the step to make 2 identical triangular panels.

Pin one side of the triangular panel to an open seam. Starting at the bottom hem, sew a straight stitch with a half inch inseam. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can try hand sewing with a thread and needle. After sewing one side, pin the other side. Trim any excess fabric. Repeat the same step on the other leg

Your bell bottoms are finished! The girl's even tried adding some contrasting fabric panels too. 

So what are you waiting for... get crafty! 

All images courtesy of Honestly... WTF

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catherine sprunt said...

such a great idea! those bottom ones would be lovely with a white tee and a tan


Charis said...

Love the ones with the stripey panel!

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