Lulu Letty: DIY Tuesdays: Straight Leg Jeans

DIY Tuesdays: Straight Leg Jeans

Thanks to a ModCloth tutorial, I was able to take my old boot cut Levi's and make them straight leg!

DIY Straight Leg Jeans
Photo Credit: Cole. Thanks, darling!
Old Grey Jeans: Levi's
Vintage Black Sweater w/ White Collar: eBay
Vintage Black Bow Heels: Ferragamo
Grey Wool Hair Bow: DIY
Pink Lipstick: Chanel, Waikiki
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DIY Straight Leg Jeans
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Little Monarch  – (October 27, 2009 at 5:38 AM)  

thanks to you, Ive been inspired to get up in the morning and put an effort into my appearance!

muchlove  – (October 27, 2009 at 5:51 AM)  

those jeans look great on you - and I love your matching bow too.

Sherin  – (October 27, 2009 at 6:06 AM)  

Thanks for directing us towards the video. Its really useful!

thingsIlove  – (October 27, 2009 at 6:15 AM)  

Great jeans! And thanks for the comment on my blog!

Valencia Lia  – (October 27, 2009 at 6:45 AM)  

Wowwwww,a diy project that I can do ! Just mentioned it in my post and I saw it here now :) heeeeee

yours turned out so beautifully and I love love how it looks on you. Just perfect! And love the hair bow you made by yourself.
adore those heels too

Classic 80s outfit to me I feel and you pulled it off so well <3
Ohhh,your lippie color ! I need to get that one. Huge fan of nude lip colors :)

Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial !

Rose  – (October 27, 2009 at 6:51 AM)  

wow, it looks like you did a great job Maria!

Fabiano Mayrink  – (October 27, 2009 at 7:14 AM)  

I can't believe it is so easy to turn the old par of jeans to a new and beautiful pair of jeans,like that...

one day when I buy a sewing machine... kkk a few months ago, I had going to the seamstress for her make for me 5 pair of jeans like these so that less tight, I can't believe it's so easy to do!

jamilah  – (October 27, 2009 at 7:19 AM)  

you're so creative and handy, maria... i wish i had the time like you to stretch out my creativity... love the first picture...super cute...


kurarin  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:00 AM)  

great DIY on the bow and jeans. grey is my favourite colour so this was pure eye candy to me.

daisymay  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM)  

cute outfit, loving the little bow!!

Since Age Zero  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM)  

that little blue bow is much too adorable!

kisses, :)

the real mia  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:47 AM)  

I love this post. Your outfit is stellar.

anne  – (October 27, 2009 at 10:34 AM)  

i'm need to watch that, i have a few pairs that could use some trimmin'. cute bow!

Sher  – (October 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM)  

Great DIY, Maria! The jeans look so good on you! Perhaps you can do a DIY tutorial for your hairbows too! I can't get enough of them and I'll really like to learn how to make one:)

Oh and the Chanel lipstick is so pretty, I like how soft the colour is!!

nicola ticola ponders  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:15 AM)  

I actually would never have thought of turning boot cut jeans into skinny ones, so simple, what a great idea!

I like this lipstick for a change on you

nicola xx

Jennifer Fabulous  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:17 AM)  

You did a great job! I think I might have to do the same. What a money-saver!

A Perfect Peach  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:25 AM)  

So completely brilliant! Can't wait to give it a try. Love your signature bow, too! :)

Tights Lover  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:32 AM)  

Wow, great job with the Levis! I like the way those shoes look with them too! You look great, as always!!

Keith  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM)  

You look fantastic. Those jeans look great on you.

UnoCosa  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:52 AM)  

you are super adorable and talent - the diy video is fantastic, xx

Chiclaire  – (October 27, 2009 at 1:14 PM)  

love, love, love, you did and awesome job on the jeans! XoXo :)

Camilla  – (October 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM)  

Love the blue bow :)do you have a different bow for every outfit :) xxxxx Try a baby pink bow !! xxxxx or orange xxx Camilla

WhynotJustine?  – (October 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM)  

OMG I love ur outfits congrulations for ur jeans ;)


the art cupboard  – (October 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM)  

thanks for the diy you are just too darling :)

Amelia  – (October 27, 2009 at 2:43 PM)  

So amazing I've been wanting to do this for ages but never really knew how.
Thank you so much =)
(Been away for a while so sorry for not commenting much)

MJ  – (October 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM)  

Awesome jeans - you wouldn't even be able to tell! I love the colour of them, and that lipstick looks stunning on you - honestly, is there anything you don't look amazing in?

Kristin  – (October 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM)  

I am so in love with that hair bow. SOOOOOO adorable!

Slices of Beauty...  – (October 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM)  

Straight-leg looks lovely on you!
And that cute bow.

MAISON CHAPLIN  – (October 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM)  

Hello, thanks for the comment! I love the pics, the colors are cool! ^^
now following you via rss ;)

Link me, follow me

Bug  – (October 27, 2009 at 5:35 PM)  

Hey there dear! I say this tutorial awhile back and wanted to try it out too, but I don't have a sewing machine *gasp*. Yeah, I know - I really need to get on that, lol. You look lovely, great job on the jeans. Thanks for your sweet 'get well' comment. Feeling much better :)

Lemondrop Marie  – (October 27, 2009 at 5:48 PM)  

Love the pretty photos and the lovely bow in your shiny hair. You look great in that jean cut.

Leproust Vintage  – (October 27, 2009 at 5:54 PM)  

Your DIY came out amazing!!!! I wish I had just one DIY project that came out 1/2 as good as that! Nice work! :)

Couture Carrie  – (October 27, 2009 at 6:27 PM)  

Fantastic job, darling M!
You look magnificent!


michelle_  – (October 27, 2009 at 8:01 PM)  

this is totally awesome !
im glad that i found others who make ther bootcut jeans skinny as well . haha..
I usually take my bootcuts to the tailor . It's only about US$1-3 for everytime I alter the pants .

SAUVAGE  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:00 PM)  

Great DIY! They came out awesome =]


Aya Smith  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM)  

Your blog is looking marvelous!!! And that first picture of you, I can get over how adorable you are!!! :)

Calla  – (October 27, 2009 at 9:51 PM)  

your comments are just too kind, really!

Those jeans are great! It makes even a strictly tights girl like me have second thoughts on the matter!

I wish I was so good at sewing (I am oh so clumsy and uncoordinated!)

And once again, I want your bow!

Mel  – (October 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM)  

Wow looks great! And it doesn't look too difficult to try either!

Elle  – (October 27, 2009 at 10:53 PM)  

This is just so awesome! I need to give my jeans a new lease on life :)

trishiekoh  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:43 PM)  

Those jeans look so good on you!

Style Bird  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:53 PM)  

This is a great idea. You did a beautiful job. xoxo ava

flightlessbird  – (October 27, 2009 at 11:57 PM)  

Really? OMG! I've been trying to do those with all my old flare jeans but I just never knew how. Thanks! Now all I need to do is learn how to use my sewing machine :]

caramelizedvintage  – (October 28, 2009 at 12:05 AM)  

You look so comfy and cute! I love the bow! You have such pretty hair.

I have used this tutorial before! I made one ankle on my jeans too small and had to redo it but it worked out well!

Paige  – (October 28, 2009 at 12:18 AM)  

Stop being such a cutie all the time! I can't stand it ;)

Midwest Darling

Closet Full of Nothing  – (October 28, 2009 at 12:53 AM)  

This is awesome! will definitely give it a shot :)

Zel  – (October 28, 2009 at 1:59 AM)  

The jeans looks so awesome on you! The tutorial looks do-able, too bad i don't have a sewing machine.

Sahakiel  – (October 28, 2009 at 3:10 AM)  

Oh, I should do something like this to a bunch of trousers that I've got at home... maybe I'll try, hehehe!

Now they look great on you!


Inspiration in Italy  – (October 28, 2009 at 3:43 AM)  

Love the bow, you have amazing style!!

Rachel Follett  – (October 28, 2009 at 4:44 AM)  

Cute jeans and I am loving your bow!!

Jack Daniel  – (October 28, 2009 at 10:43 AM)  

Cole did an excellent job taking this picture. It's amazing.

Oh, I like the whole new look of the blog. :)

PinkBow  – (October 28, 2009 at 4:46 PM)  

they worked really well, this is a good thing to do

Sofi  – (October 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM)  

Very cute outfit and I absolutely love your hair!!

Lauren  – (October 29, 2009 at 9:28 AM)  

You did a fab job with these. I tried to do a really makeshift version of this a while ago, with a pair of white pants, but ended up butchering them and creating weird bulges at the calf. Haha! Glad to see yours worked out so well, though!



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