So this is where I started - a fab pair of jeans but way too short for me!
Once I did that I marked out where I wanted the trouser leg to be. At this point I measured so that I took the same amount of fabric off on the inside leg of both legs and then again the outside leg of both legs.
And then comes the moment of being incredibly grateful for my overlocker. On jobs like this it makes things so simple and so much more professional but in half the time. If you don't have an overlocker you will need to use an overlock stitch on your machine. A french seam is not going to work on heavy denim and certainly not for skinny jeans.
At this point I tried them on and made a couple of adjustments.
And there you have it a new pair of jeans that I can actually wear! Perfect with some ballet pumps . .
or a chunky pair of Doc Martens.
As much as I hate to let a good pair of flares go I know that there are plenty more charity shop treasures to be had and these trousers will get much more use.
I love a good upcycle :)