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!

13 comments:

  1. WOW!! Really chic!!
    http://buscandoformaalasnubes.blogspot.com.es/

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    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

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

    xo Jamie

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  3. These shorts are so cute!
    xoxox

    http://charpee-charpee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  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!

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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

    seoulandpfassion.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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.
    http://masagracanic.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!
    Masa

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  12. lovely! it really adds so much!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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