EASY DIY CUFFED HAREM PANTS


HI EVERYBODY !!!
THIS PAST FEW WEEKS HAVE LED ME TO FIND SOME REALLY EASY AND COOL DIY IDEAS, RATHER BY ACCIDENT OR SEEING SOMETHING IN ONLINE SHOPS. I SAVE EVERYTHING, SO WHEN I SAW THIS STYLE, I THOUGHT WE COULD DO THESE FOR PENNIES ;) HERE IS ONE OF MANY AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE 
THESE ITEMS IN YOUR CLOSET ALREADY ! 


THE LONG CUFFED HAREM....
SKILL LEVEL: SUPER EASY

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED :
  1. THE ARM CUFFS OFF AN OLD SWEATSHIRT. ( I HAD THESE LEFT OVER FROM A CROPPED ONE )
  2. A PAIR OF SLEEP PANTS OR ANY THIN COTTON/RAYON TYPE PANT. ( I PREFERRED ONES WITH AN ELASTIC WAIST AND DRAW STRING )
  3. SOME MATCHING THREAD AND A HEAVY GAUGE NEEDLE ( THE LONGER THE BETTER )

PANTS ; VICTORIA'S SECRET LOUNGE PANTS : THRIFTED
CUFFS FROM A GREY SWEATSHIRT

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO :
  1. Slip pant legs into 'arm bands' to get a feel for how large the hole is, and how much 'pleating' or 'gathering' you will need to do.
  2. Stitch a few 'pleats' into pants first, to reduce stress ;) and make them fall evenly over the cuffs.
  3. Slide the cuff over the pleats on the OUTSIDE, then turn entire leg inside out.
  4. Start stitching cuff to legs.
  5. TIP : the shorter the stitch and the closer to the edge of the arm-band you get, the better they will look! (trust me, I had to re-do mine 3 times as I was lazy and made my stitches too big ;)
Ta- Da !!!
Turn Right-side out and you're done !
 (Crap, too large of stitches, had to re-do ...)
NOT BAD !!!
JUST REMEMBER TO TAKE A PEEK NOW AND THEN TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE GOING TO FALL UNIFORMLY AROUND YOUR LEG . MINE WEREN'T PERFECT, BUT THEY AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE :)
I'M PRETTY PROUD OF THIS ONE :)
I THINK I'LL GO WILD FLORALS NEXT ....
QUESTIONS? E-MAIL ME AT RETROREVA@ZOOMTOWN.COM

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11 comments:

Terri said...

Reva--these look so comfy and they really are easy to do! I'm liking your hair in the bun.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You make it look so easy and they for sure look cute...maybe this summer, I might give it a try! i agree with Terri...your hair looks great...I just love every detail of the styling! But, in the past needle and thread are not my friends...we will have to see!

My Heart Blogged said...

Those look great. Awesome diy project.
My Heart Blogged

silvergirl said...

cute DIY, but I don't think I can ever wear harem pants again. That is one of those styles I will not repeat because the first time around still gives me nightmares. Especially a deep purple skill jumpsuit number I wore to a formal in high school!

Vintage Vixen said...

Simple but marvellously effective. I do love a pair of harem pants, you are a refashioning genius. xxx

JordanMayTwigs said...

I love this idea!!
I might have to steal it!!
:D

xx
JordanMayTwigs.
<3

www.jordanmaytwigs.blogspot.com

THE FASHION DADDY said...

Talented, talented, talented...you are so creative, inventive and an original! I love your imaginative creative process. WOW! Keep exploring the possibilities of something greater than what you are capable of creating. Very nice Reva. Love it!

xo
Carlo
www.thefashiondaddy.com

Brittney said...

so clever! and i love how you styled them, with your sandals and hair and jacket and all. what a great idea. i'm off to scour my closet for a pair of victims, ah, potential pants. thanks reva!
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog; come on by if you'd like...although i'm afraid it's sorely lacking in awesome creative ideas like this. still. it is what it is...)

Sarcastic Bastard said...

You are so inventive. This outfit really suits you. Love it!

SB

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I LOVE these!!! They suit your incredibly long legs - fabulous:))). Thanks for your beautiful comment Reva, of course you can link to the post - everyone can always do with an outfit that makes them smile. xoxo

Anna said...

That's a good idea. Will do it with shorter pants. :)

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