An Easy Trouser Upsize + Quick Upcycled Pocket Too!

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Got a couple of trousers that are feeling a bit too snug for comfort?

I’ve enjoyed wearing these rockin’ pants for over a decade but neither fit me comfortably at all anymore:

Both were tight but the striped ones cut off my circulation when I tried to pull them up and I couldn’t get the faux leather pair done up without a fight:

Discover how I combined these fab pants into the perfectly fitting pair + how to embellish a sweater with the scraps too!

I grabbed both trousers, decided that I loved the faux leather pair more so I’d use the striped pair to create my side panels. Then I simply revisited my step by step upsizing tutorial and got making:

Those checked trousers are still a wardrobe fave too!

A closer look at the waistband area reveals the mismatched side seams but I still think they’re fantastic!

And they fit comfortably once again, hooray!

(Check out how I refashioned that cold shoulder sweater + my latest tattoo right over here!)

One of the leftover pockets from the striped pair was an awesome addition to this plain, vintage sweater.

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Suggested materials:
  • 2 pairs of small trousers
  • Sewing gear

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