The weekend was very welcome after a bad case of back-to-work-after-fortnight's-holiday-a-litis. I mainly wore this over the weekend to read and sew, and ... jump -
Couldn't resist reissuing that from the (May 2013) archives... :-)
I recently cut out dairy after realising its malevolent effect on my stomach and skin. This took 5 years and a visit to a herbalist/forager to discover. Since then, my skin is happy (bye bye dermatitis) but I have unexpectedly dropped a little weight - mainly from lack of bloat from daily not-good-for-me food and also in avoiding processed food that contains dairy. So, some of my trousers are now too big. One of my favourite pairs, snake-print skinnies were particularly baggy - wrinkly at the hips, rubbing slightly in the leg, and had little ears where hips (not mine) could live.
So, this weekend I got to work and opened up the seams between these two pins - just under the belt loop and just below the bottom of the pocket bag -
|The trousers are from Whistles, think that is the reason for the 'W'|
After putting them on inside out and pinning the trousers (one side at a time to avoid distortion), I used a loose visible yellow stich to hold the new seam in place and act as a guide on the sewing machine.
I then copied the original topstitching, to give extra strength to the new seams, down the right side under the rivet (a bitch to sew) -
Here I am this morning - very early - in the snake-prints. I didn't overdo the taking in, just about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch in either side (plus 'hip ear' removal to a straighter hip line). This has lifted the crotch bit up (tmi?) so HammerTime is now reserved to my relaxing at home Harems only. The waist on these is high so I still use a belt to bring it in, but I couldn't see how I could make that any smaller. They felt much comfier today, no leg rubbing from being a bit too big anymore.
|Still some wrinkle but more natural-looking than baggy|
They definitely have a smoother leg line now -
Joining Visible Monday over at Patti's today with my Visibly (To Me) Altered Trousers. Hope you will come on over...