Monday, 9 July 2012

DIY lacy shorts...

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, its just been a bit hectic this past week and moving house = no internet. But I am back and here is a little shorts DIY that I did about two weeks ago.

I had a pair of River Island shorts which are very short. They look fine when worn with tights but I want to be able to wear them with or without tights and not feel really self conscious.

So I decided to add some lace. I went to the fabric shop and bought some cream strip lace which cost 35p a metre, some dark green thread and some needles. Its actually a lot easier to do than I thought it would be, I pinned the lace to the inside of the shorts and tried them on to see if I liked the length etc and then simply sewed all around the lace so that it was firmly in place.

Because I used dark green lace and sewed really close to the hem line, you can't see the sewing at all.

And thats the finished result. I am really pleased with how they turned out and in fact I think i prefer them with the lace than without. And I can walk down the street without hundreds of people seeing my bum cheeks waving at them. Its a win all round!


  1. WOW!! Really chic!!

    1. Love your blog and even though i don't speak spanish, your fashion is gorgeous and the pictures made me want to be on holiday so i am now following :) x

  2. They look like they came from a cute little boutique now! I love it.

    xo Jamie

  3. These shorts are so cute!

  4. super cute and easy to do! thanks for sharing!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know!
    see you around!

  5. Good job dear!!!I love the result!
    Thank you for visit my blog dear!I follow you back!

  6. Oh wow! So beautiful shorts!! :)

  7. Thank you for all of your lovely comments and thank you for leaving me your blog links, i really enjoy reading everyones blogs! and feel free to follow me if you aren't already :) x

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  9. I love this DIY!

    xx christine

  10. I love DIY stuff, I use the lace-to-make-things-longer trick too :) plus it gives you something that nobody else has! would you like to follow each other hun? xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

  11. Really cool DiY stuff! I am currently making 12 designs for jackets and I think it might be right up your alley :)
    And these pair of Diy shorts might just fit with the end ensemble :) of my collections! so thanks for the inspiration :)
    If you are curious of my designs, its still in the sample cutting stages but I will be blogging regularly if you are interested.

    Have a great day!

  12. lovely! it really adds so much!


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