Sometimes pieces of clothing only need a teeny tiny little refashion tweak to be just right. Such two went through my sewing machine today.
I found these jeans in a thrift store. (A day that will be forever remembered by me: The day I found a pair of jeans, that fit me perfectly! Both waist and hips fit my hourglass figure, AND the length was right, even though I only use a size 28 in length.
I am not exaggerating: When I looked at myself in the changing room in the thrift store, wearing the jeans, my jaw dropped. Trousers never ever fit me. But these did. But I digress, lets get back to the refashion).
Only one small thing wasn't perfect: The pockes was very visible through the jeans fabric and also made the waist-to-hips area bulky. It is not too visible in the picture, but it was very visible in sunshine.
So I cut off the pockets and closed up the pocket openings. Simple, and did the trick.
I also refashioned the shirt tha I wear in the top picture.
It was just as it should be, except the 3/4 sleeves was 5/6 sleeves on me. Same story as always (I dream of going on holiday somewhere where most people are short like me, like Italy or Hong Kong, and go shopping crazy).
So I simply cut of the cuffs, shortened the sleeves and reattached the cuffs.
Jeans and shirt before and after:
By the way: Is there another word in English, that would cover what I did to these garments? I think that calling them refashions is a bit much. I didn't mend them, they werent't torn. Modified?