Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hem Haw!

I am just tickled to death that I learned something new.

I have a jean fetish. Come fall, with the slight drop in the thermometer, I am itching to jump into a pair of comfy jeans and an oversized sweater. It was no surprise that as Laken and I were shopping last week, I found yet another pair calling my name. As usual, they were way too long. However, I am so cheap I didn't want to pay for alterations. Having altered the last 3 or 4 I bought, I knew I could do it myself. Although, I knew there was a certain alteration method that preserves the original hem. So, I googled it.

It is called a European hem. Nordstrom charges $22 for it. This link shows you how to do it. I did it in just minutes and was tickled pink! I hope you appreciate it more than my hubby did when following my experiment I anxiously called him at work. He didn't share the same enthusiasm.


Shari said...

Great tip! I'm going to try that on my next pair of jeans.

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, how I wish that was a problem for me. At 5'10" I have to special order jeans just to have the luxury of being able to put them in the dryer. Great suggestion though!

deerhollow said...

Thanks Lisa! Very neat tip. we are always altering at this short house!