BELL BOTTOMS: Dahil wala pa sa ZARA at kailangan wais!

(I don’t own the fectures. And hindi ako si Nicole Richie)

I’ve been looking for new bellbottoms. Amoy amag na yung luma ko. So far, I’ve searching high and low (choz!) wala parin so I decided to just make my own. Although tomorrow Viktor jeans will make one for me, atachiba akitch and decided keri ko mag-arts and crafts.

So I searched the net for the perfect instructional (yes, kasi nasira ko na yung isang jeans ko so I’ll give you the DIY that works.

I just copied this so no legal battles please. haha!

http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-Jeans-to-Make-a-Wider-Leg

For the Fabric, you can opt for jeans or like me I used lace 🙂 And used jeans thats very tight in your leg are but not skinny on the bottom.

I used this as a peg 🙂

  1. Determine how wide you want the bell to be and how far up the leg you want it to begin.
  2. 2Choose your materials. Choose your materials.Choose your insert material.
    • Try to keep your insert fabric close to the weight of the pants fabric. Denim withdenim, twill with twill, etc.
    • Choose a patterned fabric, an alternating color, or paint or embroider on your insert for contrast. You might also match the color and weight closely for a more a subtle version.
  3. 3Open the side seams of your pants using a seam ripper.  You "can" cut this but it tears easily later if you do. Open the side seams of your pants using a seam ripper. You “can” cut this but it tears easily later if you do.Start at the bottom of the leg on each side, using a seam ripper to open the seam to your desired length. You will sew the top of these slits closed (so that it doesn’t tear anymore) later, when you add the insert (known as a ‘gusset’).
  4. D: I like my bellbottoms starting just below the knee para BELL talaga 🙂
  5. 4Use the seam ripper to open the hem of the leg several inches on each side of the slit. You will sew this back into place later when you hem the edge of the gusset.
  6. 5Measure the slit. Measure the slit.Measure your openings.
  7. 6Transfer your slit length to your gusset material Transfer your slit length to your gusset materialTransfer measurement to gusset material.
  8. 7Be certain the diagonal cut is slightly longer than your slit length. Be certain the diagonal cut is slightly longer than your slit length.Fold two pieces of your gusset material in half, one over the other, and mark your cutting line diagonally on the wrong side of the fabric.

    • Be certain the diagonal cut is slightly longer than your slit length.

    • When measuring where the bottom cut should begin, keep in mind that you are cutting TWICE the width that you are looking at because of the fold in your material (e.g. 4.5 inches will open to 9 inches).

    • The reason for doing two pieces at once is to ensure that your gussets match in size and shape.

  9. 8Make final measurements and cut. Make final measurements and cut.Cut both sides of your triangle gusset at the same time, keeping them symmetrical.
  10. 9Turn the pants inside out.
  11. 10Turn and pin. Turn and pin.Pin the gusset edges to the raw edges of the slit legs, with right sides together.
  12. 11Stitch gusset edge to open edge of slit seam. Stitch gusset edge to open edge of slit seam.Stitch down the edges of your pinned gusset. It is best if you use the same amount of seam allowance as was used to create the pants.
  13. 12Press your seams away from the gusset.
  14. 13Top Stitch approximately 1/4 inch from the seam edge. Top Stitch approximately 1/4 inch from the seam edge.Turn the pants right side out and top stitch the seams. This will reinforce both your long seam as well as the top of the slit opening. You may want to backstitch several times over the top point of the slit to prevent unraveling later.
    • Sewing "in the well" Sewing “in the well”As you top stitch, you will need to hold the area being sewn flat while allowing the pant leg to bunch up around the presser foot.
  15. Stitching / re-stitching the hem.
  16. Stitching / re-stitching the hem.Roll the hems together and re-stitch the hem line.
  17. 15Finished Gusset.
  18. Finished Gusset.Turn the pants right side out and repeat the process for the other leg.
  19. 16Trim any loose threads.
  20. 17Wear proudly.

Much love,

D

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