I’ve had this problem all my life. I don’t think it’s going to get any better any time soon, so I better learn how to live with it right?
So here’s my dilemma. I needed some jeans. I had three pairs of maternity jeans from my first pregnancy. Two pairs were sized (Old Navy and Gap) and one pair was a medium (Motherhood). They were all petite length, but the two pairs that were sized were the perfect length. The medium pair were too short. I could only wear them with flip flops or flats. I could survive on two pairs of jeans especially since I’ll spend most of my pregnancy in warm weather, but the sized jeans are currenlty two sizes too big since I started this pregancy just over 10 pounds lighter than the last.
I can’t not have jeans! Especially since we’ve still had some chilly days. And I wanted a good fitting pair with a comfortable panel. The material of the panel from Motherhood is my favorite. So off to the mall I went! And I found a great fitting pair of jeans! The problem: too long or too short! So I bought the too long ones with a mission ahead of me………..hemming them!!
These are the tallest shoes I wear……..yeah not going to work.
And I’m not a fan of this look.
So I needed to chop this much off………..
Well, I decided to not really chop them off because I won’t be wearing them all that long and when all is said and done (this is my last pregnancy) maybe someone taller than me would like them. So this is how short I wanted them.
I measured how wide the original hem was and measured up to there.
You can see I stitched just below the original hem.
If these weren’t just maternity jeans, but ones that I would be keeping for years I would’ve cut the leftover fabric and serged the cut ends. Instead I just stitched the extra fabric up.
Much more better! Now momma’s got a pair of comfy, good fitting jeans!!!!
Does anyone else have this problem of regular sized pants being too long, but petite being too short?