Favorite Jeans + holes in the crotch =

a major refashion!

SRSLY, what's a girl to do, right? You've got this favorite pair of jeans and they've been worn to DEATH but you just can't let them go...

In my case, it's a pair of Converse One Star from Target that set me back ~$30 2 or 3 years ago. I know, right? But the fabric was just sooooooo sooooooft. So today, I gathered all the get up and go I could muster and headed to the Local Mega Fabric Mart for some microsuede and some pleather. I know, I know PLEATHER. But really, when used tastefully and in small amounts, it's really not all that heinous. I promise. See?

What I did:
  • Cut the legs open on the inseams
  • Cut off the belt loops
  • Cut microsuede on the bias in two long triangles and sew in the space between the legs to fill in
  • Cut pleather on bias for hem binding and new waistband
  • Sew using a zigzag stitch and a denim needle
I'm not sure if I'm done with this yet. I keep thinking it needs "something" to give it a bit more "oomph" but we shall see. I did score some clearance stretch lace with sparklies that's the same color as the pleather, so I'm definitely making a matching blouse with pleather neck trim (Willow had a shirt like that on "Buffy"). And I got enough pleather to make myself some boots to go with, so it's all good. Yeah, you heard right: BOOTS. Over the knee, I'm thinking. I just have to make the lasts for the base part and get some tooling leather and heels going. Shoe making is SO going to be my next hobby to take up.

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