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!