Skinny Jeans: We all have a closet full of flared, boot cut, and straight leg jeans. But now that skinny jeans reign fashion supreme what’s a girl to do? Make them into skinny jeans of course! If you (or a friend) can sew a straight line then you can make any pair of jeans into skinny jeans. Simply turn them inside out and lay them flat on the ground. Place your favorite pair of skinny jeans on top, lining them up on the outside edge. Trace the skinny jean’s inseam line with chalk onto your flared jeans. Use straight pins to secure and sew your straight line following the chalk line.
Cut off the excess fabric; turn them right side out and viola! Skinny jeans that are broken in and fit like a glove. Just be sure to choose a pair of skinny jeans that fit well and don’t have a lot of spandex in them as your “pattern” jeans to insure a good fit.
Glitter Heels: Now that you have your skinny jeans on you’ll want a pair of rocking high heels to go with them. Enter the DIY Glitter Heel. By far the best, and easiest, way to update your shoe wardrobe.
Grab a pair of heels from your closet (this is a great way to give scuffed or discolored shoes new life). Shoes that have a substantial upper work best, strappy sandals tend to stiffen and should be avoided. Now coat them with a light layer of spray adhesive, which can be found at your local hardware store and then sprinkle with the glitter of your choice. Just make sure you have enough glitter to completely cover both shoes. If you are going to be doing some heavy dancing in your newly glittered kicks, be sure to spray them with lacquer (found at your hardware store). Ready to shine but not that much? Use painters tape to cover your shoe leaving only the sole and inside of the heel exposed. Spray with adhesive and sprinkle with glitter to add just a hint of sparkle to your step.
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