I had bought two pairs of pants before Christmas and had never hemmed them, so tonight I attempted the hemming task. The black pinstriped pants turned out great as I talked myself through the steps; however, the brown $9.00 pants that I got in NYC are a different story. I continued to talk to myself as I did the proper steps to hemming except this time instead of unrolling the pants and cutting them I cut them while they were still cuffed. Big boo boo! I immediately put them on to see if I royally messed up. I was amazed that the cut was actually the perfect length. I had overcompensated the original hem line. I am so glad that they turned out great. I didn’t want to have to throw a brand new pair of pants away or give them away!
Slice of Life: Hemming March 6, 2008