This week’s refashion challenge was something I’ve never even thought about doing before, but I loved that it gave me a chance to try something new! I got these pants at a thrift store for $10 (pricey if you ask me). They are 100% polyurethane, but look like leather. I tried using a leather needle on them, but quickly learned that my ball point needle worked much better, as there is some stretch. I think a big part of refashioning is using the original construction of a piece to your advantage. I loved the edgy zippered pockets, so I made sure to keep them on. They add functional pockets to the front of the purse, which are great for my phone and wallet.
It was so fun to see everyone’s incredible refashions last week, I kept checking over and over again until the post was up. I get so excited to see the creativity. This is such a great competition!
I kind of hate wearing pants. They just aren’t that comfortable. Especially girls’ jeans because they are always supposed to fit super snug which just doesn’t put them in the realms of comfort.
That’s why I was so excited when I came across these super soft cargo pants. Being a blend of cotton and polyester they felt like pajamas, but still looked like real pants, as opposed to say, pajama jeans.
The only problem was the sizing. I’m not proportional to a specific size. My waist is usually little smaller in proportion to my hips. This means that when I find pants that fit my hips well, they usually are too large on my waist. I often end up being able to pull my pants off without having to unbutton them. This excess fabric tends to give me a huge gap around the waistband like so.