OK. Am I the only one out there who has THE HARDEST time finding jeans that fit? I mean, in a lot of ways, but I’m talking about length. It’s like the jeans were made with Stretch Armstrong in mind. Years ago I used to just put them back on the shelf/hanger. I knew that I could roll them under and pin them, but then they’d look altered because the ding dang bottom cuff thingy would be gone. Hideous. So then I switched to a tailor. Side note – do all the tailors outside of LA have autographed pictures of a thousand celebrities on their walls? Because every tailor/dry cleaner I’ve walked into here has a ton. Some of them are big names, like Prince (apparently, the tailor Ryan used did some alterations on the Purple Rain “outfit” and had framed newspaper articles about the concert – weird), but a lot of them are people from soap operas or better yet – telenovellas. Dios mio…
ANYWAY, back to the jeans. I took them to the tailor and was charged $20 (I know…) for altering a pair of jeans that I probably bought at Target for $20. I will say this, though. I stared and stared at those jeans to figure out how in the WORLD they did it. I couldn’t find where they cut off and sewed the original cuff back on. It was like magic.
So, get ready to have your mind blown!! These are jeans I just altered MYSELF!
Granted, you could stare and stare at these jeans up close for about a millisecond before you saw how I did it. But unless you’re a couple of inches away from that hem, they look totally normal. And I just saved myself $20! And it was SO EASY! Here’s a tutorial which I am very highly recommending.
See ya Tailor to the Stars!