Hemming Jeans and Getting My Look Back in the Game.





After last week's  rather dismal show on the dressing front I got back in the game today with some dark-wash jeans and a plum colored silky blouse with a waist tie and 3/4 sleeves.

Alas these jeans a too big ( yeh I know pooor me).. but really I don't want to buy more jeans but I am going to have to.   My loss is going to be your gain because I am going to open these suckers up and see about taking them in and I am going to do a post about it in the coming weeks since I really do sort of crush on these jeans and would still like to wear them.

Do you know how to actually hem jeans?..  I am 5'6 but it seems my legs are on the shortish side so sometimes I have to hem my jeans.. a real pain, but you want them to look right and not "my mom hemmed these with a  stapler sort of look" you need to know some tricks.

There are a couple schools of thought on hemming jeans -

The cheaters method -  Easy jean hemming by Cardigan Empire

Pretty official method - Canadian Crafter's Jean hemming method

Pretty much professional -  Sew for Dough hems jeans

So there you go.. pick your method and hem on my dears ( or grow longer legs, which ever is easier!)

2 comments:

Georgie Horn said...

Look how slim you are! Congrats!
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Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

That pic of you is adorable :)