I forgot to wash my black pants, so I'm going to wear my brown pants tomorrow for my business trip. But my brown pants are too long. Way too long. I usually wear them with high heels, and a few strategically placed, well hidden staples, to keep them from dragging on the ground.
But now I have some cool red shoes, which are way more comfortable, and much better for walking around rainy Seattle than high heels. So I tried to hem my pants the old fashioned way.
I'm not really a hemmer though, I don't even know how to hem. I just remember seeing my mom and my aunt hem things about 30 years ago. I never paid much attention. I hate getting my fingers stuck with needles, so I gave up on sewing at an early age. I didn't know how to cuss then. I'd probably be a better seamstress now, that I cuss.
Back when I was 12, my mom stopped sewing everything but curtains. Curtains are easy to sew, and teenagers don't complain about curtains the way they complain about hems that aren't quite right. Curtains are happy and cheerful and useful, in that Sound of Music and Scarlet O'Hara way.
But I can't wear curtains to my meetings in Seattle. I have to wear these brown pants, since my black ones are dirty.
Plus, I've spent an hour trying to figure out how to hem these brown pants, and how to coordinate red and brown fashion accessories.
But I'm sitting here with a big mess on my hands. And it's 9:00 p.m. and I have to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to catch the 6:30 flight to Seattle.
So I'm eyeing the stapler. Maybe if I role the cuff twice, and staple through the first layer? Will hot glue make the pants too stiff at the bottom?
If I put the black pants in the washing machine now, will they wash and dry before 4:30 a.m.?
This whole delimma's got me in a quandry. Maybe I'll just wear a skirt.