Finished! · Modern Sewing · Refashion

Pedal pushers in beige with red flats

Here’s another pair of thrifted cropped pants I refashioned into pedal pushers. Much more muted than my first red pair, don’t ya think? 😉 Anyways,  I woke up this morning and it seemed as if the temperature had plummeted by 20*. Perfect weather for sweaters and cropped pants! Oh, and cute flats, as well. 😉

I just love the look of pedal pushers with a sweater. They’re casual, yet chic, and I always feel as though I channel Betty Draper when I wear them. 😉

Want to refashion one of your own pair of pants into pedal pushers? You’re in luck! I wrote a tutorial on how to do this a few months back, and you can view it here.

Also, there’s still plenty of stuff left in the Autumn blog Sale! Help a starving broke gal out by buying some fabric and costumes!

Alright, I’m done with the self promotion. 😉 Hope everyone is having a nice week so far!


Holidays · Modern Sewing · Refashion

Happy 4th!

For my US readers out there, happy 4th of July! I had a pretty relaxed day spent with the family, but I did get a chance to do some sewing in the morning. Anyways, I always try to dress both patriotic AND vintage on the 4th, and this year I wanted to wear pedal pushers. Even though I have the Colette Clover, I have so many historic sewing commissions I’m working on for other people that sewing time for me is a rare luxury. Since they really don’t sell pedal pushers these days (and vintage reproduction capris are *so* expensive), I decided to refashion a pair of cropped pants from Banana Republic that I thrifted last week for $4. It was so quick and easy to do, and an hour later, I had a cute new pair of pants!

Don’t worry, I’ll have a tutorial on how to do this up by Friday. 😉

Here are some more snapshots from the day:

My sister, the photographer:

My shoes are just too cute not to show. 😉

I picked some strawberries from my mom’s garden . . .

. . .  to eat with the strawberry shortcakes I made! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts, and after trying numerous recipes, thisis definitely my favorite.

Hope everybody else had a lovely day!