I am loving the colored pants trend right now. The only problem is that there are too many colors I like! More colors means more money and I wanted another pair on the cheap so I hit up the thrift store to try and find one.
I scored a pair of maroon flare cords for only $1.75. They were in great shape and nice and stretchy. They weren’t that bad as flare legs but I really wanted another pair of skinnies so I decided to give them some new seams. This is by far my favorite type of refashion to sew. I have been trying to figure out how to take in a lined blazer for Mike and it has been much more challenging than I thought it would be. This was a nice change of pace for me since I know exactly what I’m doing.
I started out by tracing a pair of better fitting skinnies on top but they turned out to not be skinny enough. I kept trying the pants on and taking the seam in further until I got the look I wanted. Since skinnies are meant to be shorter than flares I ended up hemming them about an inch shorter. I wanted to be able to wear them with heels, flats and boots without bunching at the ankles.
Many seams later I had a new pair of skinny maroon cords. They are the perfect color for fall. I put together a couple of outfits to figure out what clothes in my closet I could wear them with.
Simple around the house outfit.
Good weekend running around outfit
Date night with the hubby outfit
I may be linking up to one of these fabulous parties.