Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Short(s) Time

As the title reveals, it is indeed time for a short(s) tutorial. And this one I actually owe to a good friend who asked me to do one of those shorts she discovered here and I thought "Why not doing them for myself as well?" In the end I went a bit further and reinvented a pair of my old jeans, which was very easy and quick indeed.

You need:

a pair of old white jeans (or shorts)

patterned fabric

needle and yarn

textile colour

1. Cut your jeans at the desired length (maybe take different shorts as a model).
2. Dye your jeans! I used a mandarine tone and left it about five minutes in the bowl.
3. Now the best part: destroy your shorts. I used sandpaper to get a bleach effect and a carpet
   cutter to frazzle the hem and make holes into the fabric.
4. Take the patterned fabric and fix it with fixing pins onto your shorts (on one side). Sew the
   fabric on the jeans, cutting it near the seams in the end.

I'm pretty thrilled by the result, I like the colour and the patterned fabric is matching just fine. I can see myself wearing them with a white shirt and sandals (if only it would be summer here in Germany). I hope you are inspired!

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