Happy Friday friends! Earlier this week I said I'd be sharing a fashion upcycle using vintage trim, and here it is! Disclaimer: I am not a fashion blogger, or a professional seamstress. You have been fairly warned.
So a couple summers ago I got these denim capris that were like my uniform, I pretty much wore them everywhere. But I couldn't really stand the length, they just seemed to hit at an odd spot.
So I wore them rolled up like this
(as you can see I had a helpful assistant)
I really wanted to do something different before starting to wear them again this summer though. I decided to add a vintage boho look with some vintage french trim from my stash!
Here's how I did it.
First I measured how long I wanted the capris to be and cut off the extra piece
Then I measured around the opening to find out how much trim I needed
After cutting the trim I then pinned it to the edges
I started and ended the trim at the inside seam where the join would be hidden. Then I stitched it on with my sewing machine, but this could easily be done by hand.
I used hand stitching to join the two cut ends
With the small bit of trim that was left I added a detail to the watch pocket. I did this part entirely by hand.
And ta da! Or maybe I should say voila!
(There's my cute assistant again)
In all I used about 1 yard of trim for this, and it took me less than an hour (you'd probably be faster without the cute assistant). And if you're wondering what to do with the cut off pieces, Kieran has the answer!
Here's another close up of the pocket detail
This really gets me in the mood for summer! If you're looking for a source for vintage trims you can check out my shop on Etsy.
Do you like doing fashion restyles? I find they are a great way to freshen up wardrobe staples when the seasons change.
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