It’s hard to take a photo of your own ankles. I finally did this one by sitting down on the floor. Do they still call them high-waters? These aren’t capris, just petites with an extra P which also means cold ankles in winter.
December brought lots of painting deadlines, but also the realization that my paint pants were too short. So I found some vintage ribbon in a box and sewed it on the bottom. Surprisingly the ribbon didnâ€™t shrink after washing, but the yarn on the back was getting snagged, so I added a lining.
This quicky project turned out so fun, Iâ€™m hoping to add little bits of trim and embellishment to other old clothes. My friend Emmie makes custom art clothes, but not being so ambitious I think the embellishment route might be better for me.
Emmie also took me to Margie Pearlâ€™s where I saw some vintage trims that I loved but didnâ€™t buy. Now that I know what to do with the stuff, Iâ€™ll have to make a return trip.
Update: I probably got the idea for this from reading a post on Jeanne Williamson’s blog about altering a pair of capris with trim. Also Emmie asked why I didn’t just buy longer pants and hem them. The answer – I’m pretty bad at measuring, so hemming usually results in lopsided pants. Beauty of the vintage trim method – no measuring!