HELP! MY JEANS ARE TOO LONG!
A few months ago, I found an amazing pair of vintage Levi's jeans that fit me perfectly... except they were way too long! In desperation I scoured the store from top to bottom looking for the same style with a shorter inseam, but sadly I came up empty handed. Since the jeans fit so well and were such a steal (only $25), I decided to buy them anyways. The only thing was that these jeans were so long on me that I couldn't get away with just cuffing them and expecting them to look cute. I realized I was definitely going to have to get the hemmed if I want to wear them. Thankfully, my friend Candace recently started a tailoring business, called CxStyles, so I booked an appointment with her and hoped she could help me out.
At my appointment, the first thing that Candace had me do was try on my jeans (inside out) so she could see what they looked like on me before making any adjustments. Clearly my feet were just swimming in fabric!!
Candace then asked me what length I typically like my jeans to be. For the most part, I wear denim with either sneakers or flats so I wanted this pair to fall past my ankle and graze the top of my foot. After deciding what length I wanted, Candace started rolling up the excess fabric to cuff the jeans so that she could mark with a fabric pencil how much to cut off.
Finally, she pinned the cuffs in place so they wouldn’t move from the time we finished the appointment to when she performed the alterations.
One thing I really appreciated was that Candace erred on the side of caution and hemmed them a little bit longer than what I wanted since you can always cut more fabric off, but you can’t put it back on.
Here’s a picture of me from my blog post earlier this week wearing the final version! They turned out to be the perfect length (Inseam = 28’’) after she altered them so I didn’t need to go through a second round of alterations. The final cost of these jeans was $40 (including $15 for alterations), which I think it's pretty decent price to pay for a pair you really love. If you live in the New York City area and are looking for a tailor, check out CxStyles for Candace’s prior work and pricing here.