Saturday, May 25, 2013

Clothes transformation: Cuffed capris

I had a pair of trousers which were at the risk of being thrown out as bleach was accidentally split onto it. Luckily, the stain and hole, although big, was at the lower leg section. 

I decided to alter the trousers to capris instead, cutting away the stained area. And since I was at it, I might as well make them cuffed capris. 

This is a basic post on how to make cuffed capris/shorts/pants. I'll share how to add detail to the cuffed capris next Monday. 

First establish the length of the capris/shorts that you want. This length is "X" indicated in the diagram above. If you want a visible cuff of 0.5A cm, your pants would have to be "X cm+A cm+seam allowance".

Fold the pant legs upwards, showing the underside (underside is represented by the blue stripes). "A" is actually the length of the underside of the pants. In the case of a 5 cm cuff, "A" is 10 cm.  

Fold the underside section down to reveal the original side of the pants. The visible cuffed section is actually 0.5A in length. Visible cuff showing= 5 cm.

Sew into place by machine or hand. 

Difficulty rating: 1 out of 5
Machine sewing: No necessarily but preferred

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