Whether you're losing weight and your jeans are falling down (lucky), found some jeans at the thrift store that don't quite fit right, or bought cheap stretchy jeans that are all stretched out by the end of the day (we've all been there) there is a solution. We all have jeans in our closets that we don't wear for these reasons. So I am going to show you how I turned these ill-fitting jeans into sexy date night jeans (and it only took about an hour!)
First of all is the fit problem. These are those cheap Old Navy stretch jeans that look great right after a wash but an hour into running errands you're constantly having to pull your pants up so you don't have a muffin top. Been there?
So I got to thinking about those adjustable waist bands on kiddo clothes and thought, why can't I do that to my jeans? So I did.
I found some satin ribbon (which feels amazing against your skin) and measured from side seam to side seam of my jeans and added 4 inches. I cut the ribbon that length and finished the ends. Then I simply topstiched the ribbon to the inside waste band of the jeans along the top and bottom. (You will need to leave the sides open for the elastic.)
I then attached a button on either side of the ribbon.
I grabbed some elastic and stretched it out against the back of my hips to figure out how long I wanted it. Then I put 3 button holes in each end of the elastic. I inserted it into the ribbon and buttoned it on each side. Now you have an adjustable waist band!
Then I skinny-fied them using this how-to from Ruffles and Stuff.
Then I went on a date with my hubby and showed off my hot new jeans!