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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Black Cords That Were Made Of Steel

Hello Refashion Co-op. It's time to get the winter clothes ready before the first frost. My project today is a great pair of corduroy pants.


These will be nice and cozy all winter long. It's like a sweater for your legs! There is some size adjustment that needs to be made here before I can wear them.


Sewing through all this fabric was very difficult. It seemed like the fabric was steel reinforced. Some needles were lost in the battle. I was able to finish with a leather needle and by using the knob on the side of my machine for the thick waistband. 


I am very happy with the end result. I took a little off the sides and the length. 


Another piece of clothing conquered. Thanks for reading, for more details about how I was able to get this project done, go to I Can Work With That.



4 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

I know how it feels to lose a few sewing needles in the battle. I love taking the time refashion jeans or pants because once they fit just right, I will wear them all the time. Great refashion.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Alyssa Wesselmann said...

Ive always been nervous about altering pants, how do you alter the waistband without adding too much bulk?

Chickie Walsh said...

Fit makes such a huge difference.

Chickie Walsh said...

Sorry it took so long to answer Alyssa. I just cut the extra off the waist and the new seams just blend in after a wash and dry. It is kind of an experiment.