I have really been admiring the high-waisted, wide legged, cropped pant look on Lee at Stylebee, but it’s such a different silhouette from my normal skinnies, I can’t justify an investment of $400 just to try it out. Plus, I thought a few non-skinny options for pants might be nice for the summer. So I scoped out eBay and found this really nice pair of black, silk-linen pants, $13 shipped, brand new, from a brand called Hillard and Hanson (used to be the Mervyn’s house brand — I looked it up. How long have these pants been sitting around with the tags on?? Mervyn’s has been gone since 2008!)
I figured I could easily hem them, and the legs looked to be quite wide, so I’d get a somewhat similar look to the Kamm pants.
So here’s the original length:
I pinned them at various lengths until I found what I wanted:
I didn’t bother ripping out the old hem, and I also didn’t cut the length (in case I ever want to let them back out), I just folded the material to the inside and hand-stitched the hem:
And now it’s part of my spring10x10 and I’ll be wearing them to dinner tonight
Actually, they’re still a bit longer than desired in these pics. I’m going to fold up another inch or two at the bottom and tack it as a cuff. It also gives the cuff a bit more stiffness so it stands out and dramatizes the wideness and cropped-ness…