The weather forecast called for a cool(er) day - since there might not be a better chance to wear these leather trousers before it gets too warm out, I had to seize the day and seize the scissors!
- Blouse - as f as y, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Leather pants - Classique Entier, thrifted; purchased here for $34.99
- Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last seen here in August 2018 with a lovely wrap dress
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 50s, vintage fair; first worn here in March
I had actually put the blouse into the giveaway pile - yes, on purpose! Why? Because I was trying to build an outfit with it, and nothing was working. That usually tells me that I shouldn't have bought it.
But I know you are looking at the trousers. Yes, they are leather. I am a leather kind of gal. I know it's not to everyone's taste.
It also makes one feel like a badass.
When I bought these trousers, they were very long; they hit the ground, even when I was in my highest heels. That won't do, so after a good look at the hems, I decided to hem them myself! No sewing was actually involved, and this took me about 10 minutes to do. I never recommend that you ever do what I do to your own clothes - I'm always willing to wreck an item!
First, I got all my equipment out: a ruler, my sharpest scissors, and a white eyeliner pencil.
|"And a cat, you need a cat for this. Very important."|
I had to move the eyeliner away from Mister Underfoot, there. He likes to play with pens/pencils. He also pawed at the scissors and tried to eat the excess leather that I cut off. Cats!
Since the pants' hems aren't sewn or glued anyway (it's not like leather is going to fray), and the lining stops about 3" from the original hems, I decided to just cut the pants to a better length. I knew I'd need at least an inch off, so I started by just going with the width of my ruler, using the white eyeliner as my chalk.
To ensure the seams wouldn't come undone, I trimmed down the inside corners of the leather, and added a dab of Zap-a-Gap, which is basically crazy glue. We use it for all kinds of repairs - great stuff to have around the house.
Outerwear - it was quite chilly out this morning, so I went full-on badass with my gear.
- Wool fedora - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Silk scarf - vintage, thrifted; purchased here for $5.95 - first wearing
- Leather gloves - vintage, thrifted
Feeling happy. Appreciating life.
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Cage cuff - local
- Silver earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower