Carpe Diem does not mean ‘fish of the day’
In particular, the pants on the right reminded me of a pair of pants I had packed for this week at the beach …… only I bought them in 2006… and they weren’t skinny legs… and they were stretched out from 6 years of constant wear….
The gang was out fishing leaving me free to get my sewing machine out of the car and remake those pants in my suitcase.
Since the fabric was a cotton/lycra blend I knew it would be easy to work with. I pinned on each side of the leg. Beginning with the outer leg I tapered the seam from the hip to the ankle. I removed most of the excess from the inner leg seam especially through the seat of the pants.
Within an hour and a half my pants were transformed from dated to magazine-pretty.
No money, little time, new pants – perfect.
Seize the day, seize the moment, seize the present opportunity…