Saturday, August 27, 2011

Knot No-Hem Pants for Adults

Look familiar?


If you were reading back in May, you'll probably remember my knot no-hem capri pants tutorial.


Well, ta-da!  They work for adults, too. And yesterday I whipped up a pair of them for myself!

Sorry about the goon-tarded face!

I had these denim bermudas that were made to look like cutoffs.  I just never wore them because I thought they were an awkward length and kind of boyish.  So I cut off the bottoms and added some pretty fabric using my knot no-hem tutorial.


And you could probably do this with an old pair of jeans or long pants, too.  So many options!

The fabric I used matches a lot of the pink, purple and blue shirts that I have in my closet, plus I think it will look fabulous with this top that I made back in the spring.  ;)

Now you know where the fabric came from.

I never used to wear this pair of bermudas and now it looks like I'll want to wear them all the time because of all the tops they match!  And what's best is that this project cost me nothing because I already had the pants and the fabric on hand from another project.  Wow!  Don't you just love how refashioning an old item can freshen up your wardrobe so easily and cost effectively?

Have you refashioned anything lately?  Share a link if you'd like!  I'd love to see.  :)  Happy crafting and thanks for reading!

--CC

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49 comments:

  1. How awesome.. I love it...I'm following ya officially from Motivate Me Monday At Keeping It Simple.. Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for your generous compliments! I really appreciate you visiting and loved hearing from you! I will certainly stop by your blog! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. This is so cute and a great idea!!!
    Did you sew on fabric and then tie?
    Love it!!!
    following you now
    ladeedacreations.com

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  4. These are so cute! Now I know what to do with all my little girl's jeans she's outgrown - next year's shorts!

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  5. Thank you everyone for all your encouraging and thoughtful comments! I'm glad I was able to inspire you! Thanks for reading! :)

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  6. The printed aqua shirt against the red and white polka dots is awesome!!!

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  7. Thanks! I'm not usually good at pairing fabrics but I have to admit I was pretty proud of this combo. :)

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  8. so so cute! i am a new follower.
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you Lauryn for your comment! And I'm so glad to have you as a new reader! :)

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  10. You caught my eye over on Life Made Lovely!! What a cute cute cute idea! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Ali
    http://just-a-bowl-of-cherries.blogspot.com/

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  11. Cute idea! I love how summery they look. They remind me of going on a picnic!

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  12. Thanks for visiting and for your sweet compliments, Ali and Jaime. :)

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  13. CUTE!!
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Thanks!
    Rose & Heather

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  14. I will be whipping up a few of these for my 5 year old this weekend, great idea! Found you via Sugar Bee Crafts. :)

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  15. Thanks for your thoughtful compliment and for the invite. I will try and be there! :)

    Thanks for reading!

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  16. SO cute!!! I esp love it attached to the bottom of the shirt! What a cute and simple way to dress clothing up!

    I love your projects! I would love for you to link up any of them to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. Hope to see you there :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  17. Why thank you, Kara! I'll try to remember to stop by on Thursday. I appreciate the invite. :)

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  18. This is such a cute idea. I featured this today!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/08/knot-no-hem-capri-pants.html

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  19. I love this project and you have been crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva!!!
    http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/08/diva-thursday-who-will-be-crowned-this-week-6/
    Come by and grab a button!!!

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  20. Stinkin' cute! I'll have to try this on some long pants :) I'm your newest follower- you really have some cute ideas here! :)

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  21. So cute and crafty! I'm a new follower. I found you at Family Ever AFter's blog hop. Have a good day!

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  22. I love these - they are so cute. I would love to have you link up to Success U at www.thestuffofsuccess.com. It is a Wednesday linkup party.

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  23. Thanks Athena! I would love to link up at your party. I'll be there this Wednesday! :)

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  24. cute shorts ... and i love that top!

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  25. I love that top!! I am not that great with the sewing machine yet, but if I was, I'd be making it today :)

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  26. What a lovely idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Christen - the top was easier than you would think! In my opinion, the hardest part was the sleeves. You could try and make it sleeveless and see how it goes! :)

    Sewandthecity - Thank you for your kind words! :)

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  28. You are surely welcome! Thank YOU for reading! :)

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  29. Oh my heck...these are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  30. Misty - Oh my! This is so exciting. Thanks for your sweet words! I will definitely be by your blog tomorrow to grab a button! Can't wait! :)

    Danielle - Thank you, my dear! :) I appreciate you stopping by!

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  31. This is so cute! I love those pants and the shirt is SO cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh now these are super cute! how fun :) Great work!

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  33. How sweet of you to say, Lina! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  34. Hey, these are awesome!! I love the pop of color. I'm your newest follower, too. Thanks for linking at my party last week. You're being featured today!!! Stop by and grab a button.

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  35. Thanks for following! I'll be sure to stop by your blog today and check out all the other great features, too! :)

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  36. @Make handmade

    Thank you! Happy to be able to share it with you! :)

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  37. Now that is thrifty! I love those, will have to make some myself when I get better at sowing. Hope you don't mind but I pinned it on my pinterest!! Official follower after finding you on somewhat simples thursday linky party!

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  38. @KayleighAnn

    Pleased to meet you, Kaleigh! Thanks for reading! I absolutely do not mind that you pinned it on Pinterest. In fact, I really love that! Makes my day. :)

    As for the pants, I think you could probably make them even with minimal sewing experience. They're really quite simple. And you can always contact me with questions! I'd love to help. :)

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  39. cute!!! love it. i have to try it.
    new fan! love it if you checked us out too!!!
    http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/
    mindy from CREATIVE JUICE

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  40. @mindy starr cone

    I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your support. I'll do my best to stop by your blog, too! :)

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  41. These are darling, and what a great way to add length!

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