Teki needed something to wear to a wedding, and wanted to update a piece that had been in her closet for some time, but she hadn’t worn much yet. We discussed that a simple hem would get the piece up and running, but she mentioned that she would love to cinch in the legs if possible. I pinned up the pants to shave off a good 9-10″ from the circumference from the leg, found the perfect length to flatter her ankles, and measured the desired circumference for the elastic at the ankles. We discussed that we could slim the leg down even further, but she wanted a little bit of the flowiness to remain.


Easy enough! Now Teki has a sassy bodysuit appropriate for a summer evening, or layered up and ready for the cold months as well!




Close up


Do you have an old bodysuit that is ready for a 2nd life cycle with a new silhouette? We are just the people to call! Schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at info@gingerrootdesign.com.

*Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays
p.s. Alternately we can do something like this to those old pants:

About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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