Can I just tell you upfront about the happy dance I did when finding this truck? Isn’t is awesome? And how when I asked the owner to take a picture in front of it, he said he normally shoos people away but since I asked he totally said yes. Score for asking.
I have clam diggers on the brain. I had quite a few pairs when I was little and I loved the fact that both my mom and grandma called them clam diggers. (Ok, at the time I probably told them they were weird….but now it is such an endearing memory.)
So, I decided that Hannah needed some clam diggers herself.
I used a simple capri pattern that I had that already had side vents….so I just gathered the bottoms and added the bottom cuffs.
I also decided that her new and improved clam diggers needed a paper bag waist so I added an inch and a half to the top of the pattern (although in retrospect I should have added 2 inches–they pull a bit) and then folded the casing over farther to add the top ruffle. The added ties in the front were a last minute addition but I really love them too.
Now, if only we lived near the beach…..sigh.