Wednesday, June 15, 2011

UnMomming of the Jeans

About a year ago, all the jeans I owned except for one pair morphed all of a sudden into mom jeans. I’ve been wearing that one pair (and reluctantly another) pair – so two pairs – of jeans all year.

Today for some reason I was in the mood to alter some of my jeans. One I cut into bermuda shorts, and the other is the subject of this post…a really baggy pair of black jeans. I laid my beloved one pair of jeans on top of them and using a white colored pencil I traced the silhouette onto the black jeans.


First I sewed with my regular machine and tried them on a few times before finally finishing it off with a serger. Don’t tell anyone I used the pink thread that was already in my serger to sew my black jeans. Shhh.

Less frumpy now. Will probably wear this to date night this weekend (my birthday!). I *might* run out tomorrow while the girls are at school and buy some summer heels.


Top: Something from Nordstrom Rack

Jeans: Old Navy

Flats: Banana Republic

Necklace: Me


Glasses: Hidden behind me so I’m taking these pictures blind.

I’ll probably carry my grandmother’s clutch.


I’m not really sure about the hem of my jeans though. I love the classic ankle-skimming look, while above the ankle is more fresh and warm-weathery. I will probably hem them up. How do you usually wear yours?

A late-in-the-day, didn’t-know-I-was-gonna-participate, first-time link-up to WIWW…Welcome to my blog!

pleated poppy



  1. Lol I do the same thing. Use the same thread that is threaded through my sewing machine even if its yellow lol. A serger takes a long time to thread so no one can blame you. I think your pants look great!!

    Cute blog, I found you via the pleated poppy

  2. Hello, gorgeous! Lookin' good there, I couldn't alter a jeans for the life of me.
    Your necklace goes SO well with the shirt, as if you had made one for the other! <3

  3. Looks like we were both in the mood for some un-frumping of our clothes yesterday. Good for you! No mommy jeans for us! :)

  4. Love this outfit. You're hot stuff, Steph!


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