These are my capris. They are my favorite pants right alongside my gardening bibs. As you can see by the tear running from one side seam across to the other, they are in dire need of mending. A simple fix with some wide rickrack that I purchased at a wonderfully fun shop called Parcel in Montclair, NJ and they are cute-as-can-be for a few more years.
It was my daughter, Jessica, that set the wheels in motion. She suggested that I add a strip of fabric above the existing border to cover the tear. Instead of fabric, I used rickrack that at the time of purchase I had no plans for, but I knew I would have a special use for one day. My capris have traveled on many journeys with me over the course of ten years or so. They are now ready to go another stretch with me.