I did two different types of styles of shorts:
Find a pair of jeans that you wouldn't mind cutting up. And also find a pair of shorts to use as a base...it's optional but sometimes it's good to have if it's your first time doing this. Also, you need to iron the pants to make sure that their straight and there aren't any creases that would change lengths.
Measure 4-6 inches down from the top inseam (if you want to fold up the shorts then cut it longer) Mark the edges and then cut as straight of a line that you possibly can.
Fold the cut side back and align it with the uncut side. Follow and cut the other side so that you now have a pair of shorts :) (easy enough right?)
Fold it up to see the length and try it on to make sure that it's the right length for you.
To add a little uniqueness to it I decided to add pieces of fabric that I had extra from when I made my first dress. I just traced the different parts of the shorts on the fabric, cut it out, and used liquid stitch to keep it down. I also used liquid stitch to keep the folds up.
I did the same thing as before by cutting the pair of jeans into the basic shorts length. Then...
I used a bottom of a cup to create a petal effect on the shorts and traced it with a regular sharpie.
After cutting the traces out I tried them on and realized they were too long on me. So, I decided to fold them up and it actually looked really cute. I'm debating whether I should add lace behind the petals or not...
EEP help me decide?!?! :P
(taken with Instagram)
Anyways, those are the two shorts I made today! I hope it was easy enough for you guys to somewhat follow...there's a first time for everything right? Haha well I also turned old regular t-shirts into fun tank tops and summer clothes that I will show you guys probably tomorrow...or later tonight? Hmm idk I hate doing more than one post a day :P Ahhh conflicted!
I'll see you till then my lovelies! ...ooo wicked witch of the west moment...creeepy haha :)
Have a great day everyone!!!