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Monday, January 24, 2011

Pants Refashion

Right before I began my quest to lose some weight I made what I thought was a fantastic pair of slacks. I never could get the back crotch fitted so I never wore them. Fast forward six months and 20+ lbs lost and the back crotch did even almost fit. The fabric is a tropical weight menswear fabric that I just can't give up on. Today I decided to use my TNT Painter's Tape Pattern to refashion. I took all the seams apart and the front crotch curve. I also took the waist band off but left the fly front zipper intact. I even too the darts out.


After I pressed all the seams open, I laid my pattern on top of the pieces and recut them.


I probably won't reuse the waistband because I have several yards of the fabric left and will just cut new pieces. I sure hope this works! Wish me luck. I'll leave you all a picture of my mother who turned 77 last week. She still looks fantastic. Hope I will when I'm her age.


7 comments:

  1. Your Mom looks fantastic, you've got good genes. I'm sure your pants will turn out great.

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  2. What a beautiful Mother, I'm sure you'll look great at 77 too.

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  3. Your Mom is beautiful. Good luck with the pants.

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  4. Lovely mother! You know what they say..."like mother, like daughter"! I'm sure you'll be just as lovely!

    I must have missed a post about the "painters tape pattern" because I don't have a clue :(. I'm going to search your blog until I find the original post. Good luck on your refasion and let us know how it works out.

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  5. Your mom is beautiful. Praise God.

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  6. Your mom is looking good! Snazzy too!

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