Thursday, July 30, 2009

$8.47

so...for those of you who don't know [which is probably everybody except my mom...and apparently Cam-he just told me], my inseam is 37". It's what happens when you're six feet tall. Either way, it's hard to find jeans. It's even harder to find jeans on sale. I've found a place called Vanity where they sell up to 37" inseams, but only in select styles...which means the basic 5 pocket...no cute pocket detail. ANYWAY-we moseyed on over to the mall last night to kill time before 1/2 priced appetizers at Applebees and while rummaging through the clearance rack I found a pair of super-cute pocketed jeans for $10. The downside...the inseam was 33". My wonderful parents bought me a sewing machine a while back, and I decided to stick it to the short people and make a pair of knee length shorts out of them. I'm most pleased with how they turned out, so I thought I'd share them with all of you! [and yes, mom, that's an iron in the background. I even PRESSED them before sewing them to make sure everything was straight. :)] o and did I mention that I had a 20% off coupon because it's my birthday next month. I got the coupon that morning. So...cute pair of knee length shorts: $8.47. Take that, Economy!


8 comments:

Auburn said...

cute! i'm impressed!

Nancy said...

Look at you my domestic girl you! Incredible shopping and sewing skills all in the same blog. I don't think I can handle it. Too cute!

Lindsay said...

Yay Kristin!

Stephany said...

very cute!

Emilee said...

those turned out way cute!

Anne said...

Oh girl, I know exactly what you mean. I wear the 37 inchers too and they are such a rip off at Buckle. Just wait until you have to find maternity jeans (it's one reason it's a good thing to be pregnant in the summer I guess!) The shorts look awesome and I love all the cute crafty things you have going on here! :)

Kristi said...

I'm impressed that you would post a close-up picture of your behind. I guess if you have a cute behind, that's easy to do! :o)

LaNell said...

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I agree. I really honed my sewing skills out of the same desperation as you just wrote about. Those skills have served me well for more than forty years and they have blessed the lives of many others as well. You'll find a lot of pleasure as you continue to expand your creativity!