Still Losing and Capris

Saturday morning I weighed in at 151.4! I was very pleased to see this and I immediately went to my sewing room to try on different items hanging in the closet there to see if they fit. The most exciting change was to see that I finally fit into two pair of capri style pants that I bought about 5 or 6 summers ago. They are size tens and I think when I bought them they were small but not impossibly so. I probably thought as usual that I would eventually fit into them if I could only lose some pounds. Instead I gained much more and wearing them became just a wishful thought. Now incredibly they fit and the timing is perfect because they will be great cruise wear.

I have some slight alterations to make on them but it should not be a lot of work. I want to take a few inches off the length so they hit just below my knee, just as true capris should. Right now they fall just about mid calf length. I was reading about how capris were first designed and worn and got some good tips on what the proper length and fit should be.

Capri pants were introduced by Emilio Pucci di Barsento in 1949 in his boutique on the Isle of Capri, Italy and the world had to have them. The Isle of Capri was the playground of the rich and famous. Everyone that was anyone started wearing his Capri’s. Not only were Capri’s comfortable, but the worlds most stylish and sexy woman were wearing them. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and teen Idols Annette Funicello, and Sandra Dee all had publicity photos taken in Capri’s.

Capri’s were a slim line pant that ended just below the knee most had a small v at the hem so you could move easier