I love these pants. My father-in-law got them for me not long after I had Penelope. They’re high-ish waisted, so they’re perfect for flattering a mom body. I wore them quite a bit, until they shrunk.
My sister borrowed them while I was expecting Felix, and I think (not sure) that she may have put them in the dryer at some point, because they came back about an inch shorter. When it comes to a wide leg trouser, that makes a huge difference. I could no longer wear them with heels, and wearing them with flats made me feel like my legs looked stubby.
They were in desperate need of a makeover. They are nice jeans. Hello, Anthro. The problem with them is the fact that they’re double felled on the side seams. DOUBLE FELLED. there was no way I was going to unpick crazy felled seams to take them in.
So I made darts. I lined up the seams and laid out my favorite pair of jeans on top and marked out my darts. The refashion ended up taking 2 hours instead of 6. I’d say that was a win. They’re at about a cigarette width at this point, but I may have hemmed them too short for that, so I think I’m going to go back and make them more of a skinny jean.
Yay for a new pair of pants! I’ve been whining to Chris about how I only have 2 pairs of jeans that fit. Now it’s three.
I think if I actually exercised I could fit into my old jeans again, but I’m just too darn lazy for that.
- top: handmade
- pants: Anthropologie
- shoes: c/o Blowfish
UPDATE: I couldn’t stand the cigarette pant with that length for long. I just skinnified them. AHHH, much better!