Along with the sewing machine I also got a pair of plaid pants and a green sweater at the thrift store. The pants are a size 42, I'm a 34, so I took them in, to make them look like retro riding pants:
I haven't changed the right pant-leg here yet, the left one I took in by basting by hand. I already took in the waistband here, otherwise they would've fallen off.
The pants weren't that hard to alter, just that I had to take in the top part not at the side seam but further back (so I didn't sew through the pockets), and then had to kind of make the seam go straight again (does anyone know what I'm even talking about? haha, hard to explain...).
I kind of wish I could sew leather pieces to the inside like actual riding pants, but I think I'd get even weirder stares than I already got. Plus I'm too lazy :)
The purple, velvety belt I also got at the thrift store that day, 50.- cents! I just cut off a large piece of the end to make it smaller, and punched a few holes where I needed them.
On a not so happy note, I'm starting to get very worried about my package full of fabric and books I sent over from the states. It hasn't arrived and the only tracking information I can see is "accepted" at the post office I sent it from, and nothing else after that. Did it not even survive a day in the mail? How could this happen? My aunt is checking it out at the post office today, so glad I she's doing that for me. I really hope I don't get bad news... I really hope it just got stuck at the post office itself and that they can find it. I insured it, but then realized it was worth more than that. Plus I spent 2.5 weeks getting swatches and comparing to find the perfect fabrics! I'd be heartbroken if it got lost...