If you have huge bell bottoms you’d like to make a straight leg, you can easily perform some pants alterations to make them exactly how you’d like.
I bought some overalls on clearance over a year ago. They’re very fitted through the thigh then flair a TON. I know this is in style right now but with my hip situation, I don’t love the look of the flair. For this reason I want to make them a straight leg pant. This same method can be used to make them skinny jeans you just need to do more measurements of your calfs and ankles!
How I performed my Pants Alterations on Overalls
First I laid them inside out flat. I used a straight edge to measure a straight line perpendicular to the bottom hem of the pants.
I figured I could also take them in MORE but if I took too much off, there’s nothing I could do after that point.
I used some fabric chalk to mark where I was going to surge the edge.
Next I took my serger and serged along the lines. If you don’t have a serger I would suggest cutting off the fabric along the lines about 1/4 of an inch away from the line then sew it with a straight stitch.
Lay them flat after to make sure they look ok!
These look a little funky because there was so much extra fabric in the hem but I promise they were straight!!
I rolled them just a bit because I didn’t love where they hit me after! But I LOVE the fit after they were rolled!