Monday, May 4, 2015

FIX AND SAVE MY CAPRIS


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These were my favorite capris.  If you look you can see the waist line of one of them was much larger.  I guess I wore this pare more often than the other one. The problem is that they are too loose now, as the elastic has stretched out.

So instead of throwing them away or turning them into rags, I decided to tighten the elastic.  That should give me a couple more years of use.  More pinny-penching but also more money in savings account for that dream RV we want to get.

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I went to the back where my homemade tag was.  Riped out a section that will allow you to pull the elastic out of the seam.  To see tutorial on tags CLICK HERE
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I pulled the elastic out to where I had secured the elastic together.
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I cut off about 4 inches.
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Cut some scrap material to hook the two pieces of elastic back together. To see the tutorial on how to secure the elastic CLICK HERE
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Reclose the elastic casing by sewing the opening closed.
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My capris are now finished and ready to wear now.