Oh no, are my white Editors ruined?!!! ETA on the bottom

I loved my white Editors last summer and wore them a lot. This summer however I wore them only once and did not feel as fab in them. At last I realized why: I cannot tuck or semi-tuck tops into them and untucked tops just don't sing to me this year. I could not tuck into them for two reasons:
-wide waistband and no belt loops so I cannot wear a belt with them and without a belt tucking just does not work well.
- I sized up to get a looser fit in white and my mom took in the waist for me. Unfortunately the way she did it ruled over any exposed top of the trousers - they just bunched too much.

So I decided to remedy this. I undid the seams and took them to my mom to redo, Instead of taking in the waist we moved them a bit lower on the hips than before and she took in sides a bit. Because of this they became longer so we decided to hem them for 2" shoes and make belt loops out of the excess fabric.

Well, I picked them up today - and they are too short!!! The only shoes I can wear them with are my slipper flats with 0.5" heel! :-( 

So here is my dilemma: should I leave them like this and wear with flats (I have 3 pars: silver, gold, grey) or let out 1.5 inch to wear with 2" heels? Do they look frumpy with flats? pic 1 is from last year with 2.5" wedge sandals, I wore these trousers the most with them. Pic 2 is how they are now with silver flats. The thing is that even if I let out the remaining hem they will be still too short for those sandals...:-( I have red pumps with 2" heel which may work though but they are not really summer shoes for me.
What bothers me with these flats is that the hem gets caught on the shoe vamp as I walk because it is a bit low: Me Too flats have higher vamp and don't have this problem. Maybe we can let out the hem in front a bit to make them longer  so they come completely over the vamp?
Other solution can be to change them into straight legs so heel height is not that critical...
What do you think? Did we ruined them? The ironic thing is that they fit perfectly on top now and have belt loops...but too short!


ETA: I let down the hems. They are just long enough to skim the floor with my highest heels. If my mom can hem them for 0.5" I will be a happy camper :-)

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  • Sona replied 7 years ago

    I like them. I think not being super obsessed with PPL with every pair of pants is ok Sveta. They look fab with the pictured footwear. Give yourself a break!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Oh, Sveta!! There is only one true solution! Order another pair, pronto!! 

    In all seriousness, they look fab with both shoes (the wedge and the flat) in these photos. But if you are unhappy with them at this length/ with flats, then trying to let them down might be the first solution and then if that does not work, make them straights would be #2. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh dear Sveta - I know how much you love these pants! FWIW I think they look fine with the flats and with them fitting so well, will be very comfortable to wear. I would keep and wear these. But I do like Suz's suggestion for ordering another pair if possible, to wear with higher heels.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Your mother is gonna kill me. I think you should let them out. I feel the look needs a little heel.

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    I like the idea of letting them out OR making them straights (if she uses seam binding to finish the hem, can she let them out eve more?). I made my columnists into straights last year, because I just couldn't be bothered to be limited to wearing just one pair of shoes with my pants.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Treat your mother to a nice dinner out and ask her to let the hem out :)  If she lets it out right away, you probably won't be left with a hem line.

  • Nicola replied 7 years ago

    How frustrating for you! I don't mind them with flats at all but I do love them with a bit of a heel. Seems a shame to make them straight when they're such a nice cut. I vote let them down and see if they'll work for you. Then youll know You can always take them back up again.

  • Sanet replied 7 years ago

    Had the same idea as Sarah - use bias binding to get extra length.

  • Vix replied 7 years ago

    Hi Sveta --

    I'm almost scared to suggest letting them out again given the luck you've had, but it seems that's what you really want to do.  

    They did look amazing last year, and while you are tall and leggy and stylish enough that they do NOT look at all frumpy with flats, I feel your heart isn't in this length.

    Try the bias tape tip and if they're a *bit* short with the heeled sandals it's really ok. I do love a long legline but the reality is that I wear my pants anywhere from 3/4 to 1/2 or 1/4 inch above the floor due to slightly varying heel heights.

    Good luck!

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback and for therapy! Looking at the pictures I think I do prefer them with a bit of a heel so I am letting the hems out NOW!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    What Suz said. It sounds like you really feel more fab wearing them with some heel. If letting them out doesn't work, make them straights.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Sounds like you've got a plan.  Love these pants, and it would so nice to have another punch of white to get through the dog days of August!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Your mom just wants you to be happy with the pants, I'm sure. Good job letting the hems back down!

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