Easy DIY for lazy people
You will not believe this, but I finally did a DIY project! A very easy, sorta bootleg DIY project, but still… Trust me when I say this is a major accomplishment for someone as lazy busy as me.
I bought a pair of black and white striped rayon pants at Goodwill last weekend (I was actually there to donate some stuff, but you know how that goes). They’re run-of-the-mill rayon, elastic waist, straight-leg pants–exactly what I was looking for, but I wanted to make them a bit more harem-ish:
I rummaged through my dusty craft container and found a spool of black satin ribbon, then grouped the pants, ribbon, and a bobby pin (more on that later) on the counter.
I cut a small, (approx. 1/2 inch) vertical slit in the hem of the pants. These happened to have a pre-made slit, so I just sliced through it. Don’t bother measuring–it’s not that serious.
Cut a length of ribbon approx. 2 times the circumference of the hem. Again, measurements are for losers–just eyeball it and you’ll be okay.
Now, this is where it gets bootleg: wrap one end of the ribbon around the bobby pin. This is what we’ll use as a “needle.”
Thread the ribbon through the hem, in one side of the slit and out the other .* The bobby pin makes it easy to grasp the ribbon through the fabric, so just scrunch and pull until it comes through the other side:
Now gather the hem, tie a bow et voila! Easy, comfy, pseudo-harem pants!
Rock ’em and enjoy the breeze!
What do you think? Useful or extra-bootleg?
*That’s what she said.