Easy DIY harem pants

Harem pants

I have shown this idea before. It’s an easy way to make regular trousers into harem style trousers. In this link how to make Turkish pants I used a pair of citi shorts. The idea is to insert elastic into the casing of the hem and then gather the hem to create a harem style effect. I found a nice big wool needle with a large eye that can feed elastic easily. A safety pin will do the trick as well.

This same idea has been shown in a skirt and a coat to make a bubble shaped hemline. It’s so easy. And what’s nice is that if you  want to original shape back, you remove the elastic.

The fur gilet is not fur. I would never wear fur. The satin camisole is one I made right at the outset of this blog. The clear acetate bangles are a mix of bargain and one is a Phillipa Green designer cuff.

Nice way to get myself a new, New Year outfit at no cost at all.

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.