Intro: Retro Floral Hippie Bellbottoms
hip hugger bellbottoms for a 70's themed party.
Step 1: Supplies
1 pair denim jeans. -hip hugger would be best (Goodwill)
Floral print fabric - i found a dress at Goodwill that I liked
paper for template (2 sheets printer paper taped together)
Iron on appliqué adhesive
Open bottom seam and rip up outer leg seam to bottom edge of your knee
Nope not split high enough yet! And the length needs adjusting! trim off excess, but leave them long enough to touch the ground.
Make a paper template for the floral triangle to be inserted
Mine measured 17” tall and 8.5” wide at base.
I lined the centerfold of template with the side seam because I liked the way the fabric hung there. Also lined up the bottom seam with new bottom edge of pants.
Cut the floral fabric
Sewing down from the top point of the triangle, stitch fabric in place being sure to place right sides together.
Iron double stick adhesive to back of some extra fabric. Follow instructions on adhesive film, then cut out the flowers you want. I used a teflon sheet (an oven liner), or a piece of parchment paper to protect your iron from any excessive adhesive.
Iron the flowers in a semi random manner on to the jeans legs.