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« on: August 01, 2007 10:06:55 AM »

The first time I'd ever heard of any sort of cropped pants (several years ago), I was told they were called pedal-pushers. And when I found out that they were actually called capris, I was a bit disappointed. I liked calling them peddle-pushers. So these are my pedal-pushers.

Whenever I shopped for jeans, I always had to go to particular stores in town to get any that were long enough (that is, unless I wanted to look like I was expecting a flood). And with this thing I've been doing (only buying used clothing), I had little hope of ever finding any that fit (and I haven't, yet). But! I got an idea of a way to utilize those jeans that, had I been 3 inches shorter, would have fit perfectly!



Very easy to do, and I simply love how these came out!
I cut off the leg about 4 inches below the knee, made the cuff, and then stitched, from the inside, along the top of the cuff to keep it in place.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007 10:12:30 AM »

those are really cute. my grandma calls them peddle-pushers too. good idea.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007 10:16:11 AM »

I used to call them pedal-pushers too!
I think my dad once called them oyster-catchers...maybe that was a bad dream.

Anyway, they look really cute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 10:16:42 AM »

I call them peddle-pushers too. Or clam diggers.  Grin Yours are super cute!  

That's a really clever idea. I always roll mine up, but I can never keep them that way. This looks much tidier too.  Great job.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007 10:34:40 AM »

Um, that's "pedal-pushers." Because you can ride your bike in them and not worry about getting pants stuck in the chain.
I know, I'm a dork.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007 10:36:18 AM »

Um, that's "pedal-pushers." Because you can ride your bike in them and not worry about getting pants stuck in the chain.
I know, I'm a dork.
Hahaha, oh man, I'm a spelling nazi and it just totally passed me by Tongue I blame peer pressure! Back to edit my post then...

Sharing the edit love: Maybe they're meant to be PEDDLER-pushers?
Like, "Pretty lady, you buy my fish!"
And then you can be all "HI-YA! *push*"
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 10:51:38 AM »

Um, that's "pedal-pushers." Because you can ride your bike in them and not worry about getting pants stuck in the chain.
I know, I'm a dork.

Hahaha! I think you're probably right.

And I did that once, got my pant leg stuck in my bike chain that is. Those darn flare jeans.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 11:18:26 AM »

Cute.

I've heard the peddle-pushers are the ones at your knees, and capris are the ones that are at mid calf or just above the ankles...

I just cut my pants mid calf and call them cutoffs
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 04:14:05 PM »

heh theyre cute!

for me its:
pedal pushers- knee
capris- calf
floods-ankle!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007 05:44:47 PM »

heh theyre cute!

for me its:
pedal pushers- knee
capris- calf
floods-ankle!

That makes sense.
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