My sewing machine has been whirring away this season and I couldn't be more thrilled about it! Unfortunately for anyone interested in viewing this blog, most of the sewing I've been doing is more of the utilitarian sort. You know, those activities like hemming or repairing seams that don't really constitute blog posts but still make you feel really glad you did them because that dang pile of to-do garments was getting a wee bit monstrous? Yeah, those.
Anyway, part of the reason my to do pile is so large is because sometimes I will run across a garment at the thrift store that I just can't walk away from. Although I've reformed my ways (I swear! mostly!), my most common crime is to grab something with a print I really like and think about how to use it later. Enter these shorts.
Great print right? They are also in my favorite color (navy) and made of a great cotton/corduroy blend. But wow, these shorts are long enough to like, cover your knees (should one feel self-conscious about one's knees I guess). I originally wanted to make them into shorter shorts, but then I double backed and thought that I might take advantage of that length and turn it into a skirt instead. Less than an hour later I came back with this.
I might be biased here... but isn't that just SO MUCH better? Now it's an all seasons piece that is yes, a very versatile length! I'm very much looking forward to wearing it with tights and a cozy cardigan in the coming months. Have you ever bought something that had a flaw that turned out not to be?