Friday, June 29, 2012

Shorts Refashion

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted! Sorry about that guys, I've been so busy this week! I am almost finished with a plywood painting that I'm super excited to share and I'm in the process of going through old clothes and seeing what I can do with them. It's been a little bit of a struggle, since cutting already -made clothes seems to be much more difficult than straight up fabric.. It's definitely a learning experience and I'm hoping to share the things I've learned with you soon! I'll even do a post about the big t-shirt flop. (Seriously, I struggled yesterday.)

This brings me to what I have ready for today - shorts! A friend of mine donated some old jeans to me a month or so ago, and I hadn't any idea what to do with them... until I went on this crazy clothing frenzy! Luckily, we're the same size :) The only tricky part was that there was a hole... So I started at the hole and was trying to get the two legs even when I realized they were short. And when I say short, I mean not publicly appropriate (for this girl at least). I spent a few minutes considering my options, determined not to give up. Suddenly, I recalled a photo I had seen where someone added lace to the bottom of her shorts because they were too short. Brilliant!! After searching the deep corners of my house, I came up short - no lace. I feel like that should be a crime or something. Anyway, what I did find was a long, fabric belt from a sundress! I pinned it along the bottom of each leg, grabbed some green embroidery thread and got to work hand stitching the belt into place. 

After the legs were finished, I thought it needed a little something extra to complete the look. I dug in my fabric box for a floral print that went well with the belt, cut out the pattern of each back pocket, and hand stitched them on with the same tread. 

I love how they turned out, and I am so excited to wear them!! Hopefully my other clothing projects will turn out as well! Have you tried any shorts refashions lately? I'd love to hear about them! 

1 comment:

  1. love the pockets! they look great. i need to get out my sewing box!!


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