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Monday, 14 September 2015

I Made It Monday: Printed Pants Refashion


 

I was recently shopping at Big W and saw these pants on the clearance rack for $5.00!  I was immediately attracted to the soft fabric and the pretty blue print. 

Problem:  they weren't my size.  But that has never stopped me before! What was most important was that they were LONG - really long (due to the larger size I guess).

Here is the before shot (sorry, it was a sunny morning!):


Please note: I am in no way mocking wearers of these pants;
I'm simply demonstrating how they were not close to my size, making this an extreme refashion.


As I had plenty of fabric to work with I wasn't very delicate with my refashioning.  I cut up the inseam and the crotch seam.  I didn't want to take them in from the sides because they have pockets... and why would you mess with pockets?!  Also, the depth of the rise (crotch seam) was too long for me and by taking it all in I gave myself extra inseam length - bonus!

Here is how I did it:




I'm loving my new pants!!  Teamed here with a simple white tee, green earrings and tassel necklace (both made by me) and my super comfy Naturalizer sandals from last summer.
 

 
Photos c/o my wonderful Husband

14 comments:

  1. Such a cool refashion! I love how you have such a good eye for turning anything with a good fabric/print into a fabulous garment (like these pants and the duvet cover you made into a skirt). Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Beth! I'm quite proud of this "extreme makeover"!!! Plus I've worn these pants twice already this week - I love them! x Allison

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  2. Cute sandals! Would love you to stop by and add a link to my weekly fashion link up if you get a chance.

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/2015/09/the-wednesday-pants-its-wrap-link-up.html

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to join your link up x Allison

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  3. Love your refashion!! Your new pants looks great on you.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happpinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thank you Alice! I do love them, but I think that has a lot to do with the extreme refashion! x Allison

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  4. Great work Allison. I love the two legs in one pant leg photo. Haha. Bron x

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    1. Thanks Bron! My girls loved it too, they thought I was a mermaid!! x Allison

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  5. Such a cool casual look. Love the necklace. Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday. Hope your weekend has been fab!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting the link up! x Allison

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  6. Great pants!! Man, I wish I could sew!!!

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    1. Thanks Rajahnique! Sewing is fun, give it a try! x Allison

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