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An easy wardrobe edit...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Here's the deal:  I'm kind of short.  Not super, super short.  I'm actually kind of average height, but often when I end up with trousers that I have not tried on prior to ordering, I find that they are much too long for me.  This is generally ok, because I own a sewing machine and I know how to use it! 

These particular trousers are absolutely beautiful!  The fabric is hand-woven in India and the precision with which they were put together astounded me.  That's why, even though they were about 6 inches too long for me and no amount of rolling them up seemed to help, I was so hesitant to cut into them.  After months of sitting in my "to alter" pile, I finally caved and while it was sad and scary to cut into this gorgeous fabric, I'm glad that I did.  

They used to be harem pants, which I know... hello, Signe... are supposed to be baggy and long, but they just weren't working for me.  I turned them into culottes, which can be worn as I did here, with booties, but they also still work with sandals or flats!  Additionally, the fabric is so comfy that they can be worn as super chic PJs. 

I'm definitely pleased with the way this quick and easy (if slightly terrifying) wardrobe alteration has turned a garment that I loved but didn't wear often into something that I will reach for on the regular!  

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the trousers are handmade, fair trade, and were re-purposed
: the sweater was thrifted
: the booties were a hand-me-down
: the bracelets and ring are handmade

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