The cold weather is upon us here and I had to go out and buy myself some new winter gear. You’d think that would be exciting, hey? But winter means long pants and jeans and I am short.
Apparently, my 5’3″ height is short even by ‘short length’ pant standards, so all my pant purchases need to be re-hemmed.
After procrastinating for about 2 weeks, I finally altered all my new purchases. It wasn’t as difficult as I had remembered the task to be…..maybe my sewing skills have come along a little??
Before altering my jeans I revisited two helpful tutorials at Do it Yourself Divas and Just Something I made. These gals show you how to reuse the jean hem in your length alteration. So simple and no need to worry about ruining the look of your distressed jeans with a crisp looking hem.
My next alteration task is shortening the cuffs on a jacket. While my sewing skills have come along, I think I am still a way off doing cuffs. Perhaps that is a job for a professional.
Do you have any helpful alteration tips for the vertically challenged?