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Posts Tagged ‘redesign’

Redesign – Make a too small pants fit again.

Well, time to make a new simple tutorial. and this time in redesign. If you have a pant who are to small, this is what you can do. I have used a EU36 and made it to around 38.

You need a matching fabric, your pants and optional biastape.

 

1. Your pants and matching fabric. I love orange and this is a old tablecloth from the 70’s. But of course choose what you want, but I suggest that you choose a solid and not too thin.

 

2. Cut up the side-seam and cut off the seem-allowance on the other part. I will keep the pockets in the same shape.

 

3. Now, Measure your waist and subtract the 2 waistline from your pants, and 0,5*4 seamallowance. This number is what your missing. Dived .the number on 2. and add seamallowance 2 times. Two for each side of the stripe.

EkS. My waist is 74. 74- 64(pants-0,5*4)= 10. 10/2 = 5.. 5*0,5 on each side of the stripe  = 6 cm strips. Cut the stripe a little longer than your pants (or like me too short)

4.  On my tablecloth I just overlocked it to the side seams. But you may have to fold under and sew a seam on the top of the stripe. If you don’t have overlock, just sew a seam and a zigzag.

 

5.  Well I cut my stripe to short, but hey why not give the pants a swing on the bottom? Of course you don’t have to ;) I cut my stripe in a V shape

 

6. I just sewed on biastape around this hole. Simple as that

 

7. Tadaa nice? I think but I also love these colors. Make one and leave me a comment so I can take a look at yours.

Redesign – From sweater to dress

I’m lucky to have received not less than 5 bags of old clothes. This is the first garment out.I used a simple dress pattern on the  t-skirt and cut off the application from the sweater. FOE in the sleeves and 2 seams on the side. Maximum one  hour used.  My little one is happy too :)

 

Spider spider where are you?

My son loves insects and when I asked him what he would have on his pants,he said spider and then I had to, of course, make it in this edition. Here I have cut up a pants bought at flea market that I never could were myself, but intended for such a purpose.The background fits well with creep, I think.

I still have to adjust a bit pattern since the waistband getting too far up and slipping down the abdomen. Think it’s hard to make pants that hide butt but do not slip down. My son is slim for his age so there is not much to hang his pants on hehe.
He loved it and pointed and talked about the spider a while:)

 

Hell bunny skirt

This is a redesign of a skirt Ive got from my little sister. She is by the way a very talented photograph and she go on a school in oslo to bee one. Check out her website here.   I gathered the waistline to fit a child and used the rib all over again. Originally this was a skirt with many layers but I think this is much nicer. Fits a little girl at 10 years.

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