Well, I’ve worn pants once or twice since moving to Houston even though they cried when they saw me coming. 😉 #margaritasandchips It’s safe to say that I have more pants than I need and they haven’t been on my thrifting radar at all… except I did find a pair of J Brand jeans for $1.87 back in July and I had to get them, ‘natch. One problem though…
So when I thrifted the J Brands, I knew that hemming them was out of the question unless I paid someone to do it for me. However, I get the J Brand emails and had been seeing the raw hem in various forms…
I decided $1.87 was worth risking for me to do a little DIY project and make my thrifted J Brands into step hem denim!! I first searched for some inspiration and found an easy guide by J Crew then followed the process. I even used a ruler which is A LOT of effort when you’re me.
I was very pleased with the result and wore them for photographic purposes back in July…
It was SO hot that day! I took them off and didn’t wear them again until recently when I wore them to church because it was a “little chilly” that morning (14 degrees – I’m ashamed! ;P)
If it helps to redeem my Canadian-ness, I did NOT make it the whole day in pants! I took them off just after these photos and haven’t worn them again but I am pretty sure I will wear them at least a few times in the “cold” months and every time I do, you can bet I’ll be proclaiming loud and proud that all they cost me $1.87 and a nominal amount of elbow grease!
I’m gonna give this a try!
Let me know how it goes! I love being a super fashionable 40-something anthro-esque model in $2 jeans. 😉
What??? Are you wearing a cardigan???
Every once in a while I wear one for an hour. They tell me it’s getting cold next week. I’ll believe it when I see it!!