Upcycling trousers

I am so loving Isabel Marant’s winter rockabilly look. And what’s even better is the three quarter leg look is dead easy to achieve. Fold a deep turn-up in a straight or narrow leg trouser. Et voila!

If you are sure you will love the look forever, cut the trouser leg at a three quarter length. Then you can finish it by making a cuff or putting in a hem. Or you could even leave the raw edges for a slightly distressed look.

Isabel styles her pants with biker jackets, denim jackets or baseball jackets. I think you can get away with just about any jacket. For our warmer weather I would wear a waistcoat. I want to try folding up a pair of leggings to see if that will give a sleeker version of this look.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.