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.
I love these! Can you do a tutorial for them?
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
these are so super cute! I only just found out that it is called a Paper Bag Waist the other day with my dress – lol. I remember the first time I heard the term clam diggers, I was totally confused. These are adorable! Love them!
Very cute! Your photos are great!
Those are really cute. I had some corduroy ones as a kid, I can’t remember what my mom called them but it was a funny name.
Melissa Lewis says
Oh so adorable. And I love that color too!
liZ evans says
I love that picture of Hannah in front of the truck…it’s classic…like it could be from any era.
Sarah AJ says
They’re so cute and springy! Love them.
Way cute! My mom called them clam diggers, too, or pedal pushers. The clam diggers part I get – but the pedal pushers…. that one escapes me. 🙂
That truck is totally awesome. Cute outfit. I had some similar red ones that my mom called knickers (not to be confused with the British use of the word!)