Thrifting clothes can sometimes be a several step process as you search for all the pieces you need, and try on and try on again to find something that fits.
Because I have a road trip planned for this summer, I wanted more than two pairs of shorts in my closet, since I won't have a chance to wash for a few days. Finding something wasn't as easy as it could have been. I prefer my shorts to be just above the knee or lower, so if I want to find something I have to shop pants or capris to find something long enough that I can if necessary shorten. Problem number two is finding said legwear that isn't butt hugging or low waisted. I absolutely hate having my clothes feel like they are falling down because they sit low, and I also don't like butt creases in my pants. After trying on many pairs of pants and capris (and more than one trip to the fitting rooms), I finally came out with a few good pairs.
I found a pair of denim capris that fit fairly well. They are a little tighter in the rear than I would like, but they aren't any worse than the pairs of pants I already own. I found a pair of navy blue slacks and a pair of lightweight cotton capris. On a side note, on this shopping trip I scored a half off plaid skirt, and a pair of brown oxfords. Score! The brown oxfords will make their appearance here at some point.
After washing the pants and capris. I shortened them to Bermuda short length. The navy blue and khaki pair hit me just above the knee, while the denim pair, I left just covering the knee as I thought it was a little cuter that way.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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