A hassle-free, switcheroo from
… cords with drawstring (thanks, clothes-donating-neice), originally the colour of digestive biscuits
… by way of
a box of Dylon Burlesque Red
a quick whizz round the washing machine with a bag of salt and
the tiniest a bit of refashioning (on the smallest scale imaginable) of the drawstring into five nifty beltloops*
…to a pair of really quite wearable purple-y trousers. Or should they be called slacks? Oh god I’m turning into my mother. Anyway, back to the plot…
A very simple refashion that I found way more satisfying than the sum of its parts. Just knowing that something’s off the to-do list, and into the to-wear wardrobe is immeasurably gratifying.
But don’t I just need to drag a hairbrush through my hair before photographing my finished projects. Note to self: check in mirror first…
*Do not underestimate the difficulty of sewing on belt loops, you non-sewing snickerers out there. At their thickest (the way I did it) they can be over six layers thick. Which makes for some bum-tightening and very careful, slow sewing while you pray the needle doesn’t snap and hit you in the eye or scratch your newly purchased glasses or something, I tell ya.