Jeans legs too flared.
Would appreciate any suggestions on the best way to alter a new pair of boot cut jeans into straight leg? They flare from the knee and look just a little too racy for this old gal as they look more like the flare style than the boot cut.
start taken in at knee, from there take few inches on both sides of the jean flares and you shouldn't have any problem making it into a straight jeans and now more flares style
I usually find a pair of old pants with the right amount of fullness at the hem and measure that. The 2 seams will not look alike but it is very important that you remove equal amounts from each side at the very bottom of the side seams. For that reason, after I calculate how much I want to remove at the bottom edge, I mark each side where my new seam will be and then angle my yardstick upward to wherever the tapering begins. (knee?)
Ralphetta, that tips is good. I have always being careful take in the side seams by pinching in with my fingers to just barely touch to the person's legs. I have turned my jeans inside out and had someone just pinched and hold the side seam and put pins into it. than I used chalk mark it to a straight line where the pins is draw it from the knee to the flares. than I sew it a straight stitch. than from where the bulk leftover side seams is I trim it off no less than 1/2 inches.
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