Summer has taken full swing, making it the perfect time to whip up some summer shorts projects. We went on a bit of a shopping expedition over the weekend, and I must say there are some really cute trends for the upcoming season. But like most of us, my wallet isn't begging to be emptied, so I came up with a few ways to give a couple pairs of shorts your dresser drawer might already own, a new look. Take a peek...
Supplies: Shorts (mine are from a second hand store for $5 each!), doilies or trim, thick fabric.
Pantry Supplies: needle and thread, embroidery thread, sewing pins, scissors, iron.
For the doily shorts, begin by ironing down a small fold on the hem of the shorts. Mine was about 1 1/2 inches. This will cover the thread when you stitch the trim/doilies on. Then, flip them inside out, lay the fold flat, and pin the trim/doilies around the hem. See how a bit of the shorts is longer than the trim? This is so that when it's folded back after it's sewn on, it won't show too much of the trim. Once it's pinned where you would like, sew it in place. Lastly, flip the shorts inside out and iron the fold again so that the trim peeks out the bottom.
For the fabric pocket shorts, simply take a piece of fabric (I used a thrifted place mat!), and cut it slightly larger than the size of the pocket. Then, stitch it in place with embroidery thread. I chose to make mine messy with various stitches and stitching patterns. Lastly, trim off the excess.
What pretty pieces are you creating for the summer sun? xx