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Can I get my bootcut jeans altered to be straight legs?

(6 Posts)
TracyK Sun 14-Nov-10 17:57:34

or will I ruin them?

They are far too long in the leg and too flarey - my friend gave them to me - so I don't mind experimenting as the cost nothing iykwim.

ihearttc Sun 14-Nov-10 18:04:55

Yes you can!! MIL very kindly altered my bootcut maternity jeans from 5 years ago into skinny jeans for me...and they look fab apart from the fact that I have now put on too much weight and they won't go on at all lol!

twoboots Sun 14-Nov-10 18:16:24

you could make them cropped and wear with long socks and knee high boots or killer heels.

TracyK Sun 14-Nov-10 19:05:58

Was going to make them straight (not too skinnyas have big feet!) but not shortened and then turn them up and wear with boots.

TheNextMrsDepp Sun 14-Nov-10 21:01:21

Go for it! I alter stuff all the time.

Have you got a sewing machine?

conquita Mon 15-Nov-10 04:33:54

I have been thinking of this too! I reckon it would be dead easy on a sewing machine to just take in the sides. Just follow the seam down from the thigh and make it straight where it starts to kick out . Give it a go!

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