DIY Fashion: Ribbon Tuxedo Jeans

I have a pair of jeans that I haven’t fit me since I got pregnant with my daughter (#thankspregnancyaddictions: cheezit crackers and butter in case you are interested). I’ve stubbornly held on to these jeans thinking that “one day” I would wear them again. I try to follow the “if you haven’t worn it in six months, toss it” rule, but I just can’t quite throw this pair in the goodwill pile. They were, after-all, the most expensive jeans I’ve ever bought, that has to be worth some  real estate in my bottom drawer. Right?

Ribbon Dreams

Well Im really glad that I hung on to my too skinny skinny jeans because I was able to use them in a most lovely remake. Recently while shopping for some supplies at a local craft store, I saw some ribbon which gave me an idea. Now I am the proud owner of some Ribbon Tuxedo Jeans. Check them out!!


So I call this a DIY project because I managed to pick the seams out of the jeans myself. I took the unpicked jeans to a local tailor (I’m not much of a sewer) who put it all together for me for a cool $38 bucks.  She used clear thread to sew the ribbon directly on to the jeans. I’m sure anyone with a modicum of sewing ability could pull this off.

Where to get supplies

I wanted to share a few online resources for AMAZING ribbon, just in case you don’t have a great craft store in your area. Looking at all these options makes me wonder how many ribbon tuxedo jeans a girl can have? (10?)

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