All the way from Hawaii, I have the pleasure to introduce Trish, from Feeling Kinda Thrifty. I met her when we both competed together at Refashion Runway, and I confess: I was terrified when I saw the first challenge refashion from her. I knew she was one to fear! And she did not dissapoint me, her refashions were always astonishing... This is an honour to have her sharing another blown away refashion.
Today, I have for you a funky refashion that I've grown to really love. It's a bit out there for even me. I've had these pair of jeans for several years. If I remember correctly, I purchased them at Goodwill for around $7.
As you can see, there's really nothing wrong with them, except for the fact that they're a bit outdated. I've noticed that dark skinny jeans are really in, so I wanted to give this pair a new life. I began by dying them with Rit navy and black.
Once the dying process was complete, turned the jeans inside out. Using a pair of skinny jeans as a pattern, I traced the area that I would need to sew with tailor's chalk.
Using the lines as a guide, I sewed a straight stitch.
I cut away the excess with a pair of pinking sheers - to keep the fabric from fraying.
Voila! Dark skinny jeans! I already have a pair of dark skinny jeans, so I decided to make these a bit more trendy. I love all of the tribal prints that are out this year, so I drew some of my own using a bleach pen that I found on sale for $3.99.
Basically, I free handed my design. I found it a bit challenging to make straight lines, as the pen kept bubbling up.
In the end, I think it turned out great, especially paired with my $2 Goodwill top. I absolutely love my funky new tribal jeans.