Make High-Waisted Jeans From an Oversized Pair
Ivana Musura | Date posted: February 27th, 2013
Try making these 70’s-style jeans out of an outgrown, oversized pair. Just a few darts and you’ll be stylin’ like Katie Holmes rocking these J-Brands pictured above!
1 pair of oversized jeans
Step 1: Use a seam ripper to detach the waistband from the side seams and back panels.
Step 2: Mark at your hip on both pant legs.
Step 3: Pin the side seams and taper the jeans on the side seams up to the hip mark. Finish the tapering by serging the seams together and topstitch for detailing.
Step 4: Mark dart placement on the back panels. Sew the darts. You might have to adjust the back pocket placements depending on the style of your jeans.
Step 5: Shorten the waistband, and then sew back onto the waist. Stitch-in-the-ditch or topstitch to finish the waistband.
Ivana Musura has been surrounded by fashion ever since she can remember. She has been sewing since she was 10 years old and continued to boost her creativity by making custom outfits and accessories to...