Makes sense to me, especially if you have something which you dearly love and it requires attention. Pay a few pounds and get a bit more wear out of it.
I used to love sewing at school, it was my favourite lesson. The teacher was called Mrs Walker, a rather portly lady who was plastered with make up and stank to high heaven in perfume, she must have emptied the whole bottle over herself. She wore lots of loud colours and masses of jewellery, with hair backcombed and laquered in a style similar to Mrs Thatcher. We used to take the micky out of her something rotten. Her first name was Constance, but we mostly called her Fanny, and sometimes Connie. What a shame we didn't treat her with more respect, she taught me a lot about sewing. But that's teenagers I suppose, I was one once, ha ha.
Anyway, I digress, Fanny came to mind when I was making this alteration to a pair of pedal pushers today. I bought them a few years ago when I was earning money, and when they first came into fashion. Everyone seemed to be wearing these half mast trousers at the time. I thought they would look nice, but when I got them home I realised I would never like them, they felt uncomfortable around my knees. They remind me of those bloomers you could buy which you wore in bed, a slimming aid to sweat a few pounds off you while you slept. So, they have been in the wardrobe ever since I got them.
Good idea....cut them down to make a pair of shorts for my walking trips. Or a pair of longs, whichever way you look at it, ha ha. You know how I like them, baggy and flapping just above my knees. Here's my blue ones to compare. I can use these as a guide as to how much to cut off.
Hem the bottoms up, and make two map pockets out of the bits cut off. Perfect, just the right size.
PS, do you like my new bed cover? It was free. My friend Graham had his bedroom redecorated, and he had a good sort out of all his bedding. His plan is to replace everything to match the new decor, he gave me a bag full of unwanted stuff. This one is brand new, never been used. Not sure where he got it from though, it's not really a manly design is it. It looks lovely with my pink bedroom walls :o) Toodle pip.