Friday, April 16, 2010

Shorts Refashion

I Got a pair of shorts at DI.  I knew exactly what I was going to do with them the minute I saw them.  They have some embroidery detail on the front and back pockets.

I cut them off just barely enough so that it was one continuous section across the bottom of them.  Then get a piece of fabric of your choice and measure 1.5 times (2 times if you want it full) of the shorts.  Sew sides seams together after putting your fabric with right sides together.  Then gather the top of the fabric.  To gather you will want your stitch length on about a 4 which is a basting stitch.  Once you have it gathered, with right sides together pin the skirt part to the shorts.  Sew along below your gathering stitch so it doesn't show. 
 I like to serge the seam after so nothing frays.  You can also do this by zig zag if you don't have a serger.




To make the belt, I cut the same 1.5 times and about 3 inches wide.  Put right sides together and sew along side and on one end.  Then start pushing it through so the right side of the fabric is facing.  Do this until it is all out.


Then sew the end of it.  Loop through the belt loops and you are done.


She loves it.  Wore it all day yesterday and thinks it is her new dancing outfit.  This is really easy to do and thrifty at the same time.

11 comments:

  1. Oh so cute, I'm not a great sewer but I might can try this one!

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  2. I actually have this idea in my folder of "to try someday". I have been wanting to try it since last year, but have been too intimidated since I am new to sewing. I guess I should just jump right in and go for it. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Too cute. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  4. Now that is such a cute idea. I would love to try it. Too bad I have boys, I think my husband would freak if I tried it on them.

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  5. Kay, I definitely need to do this! You make it look so easy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope to see you back next week at our fri party! ;)

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  6. Hi..I’m Barb from Fri. Follow. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.

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  7. You've got a really great blog here!

    Happy FF! I'm your newest follower! If you get a chance, will you please stop by and follow me too at http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Very cute! I can tell it was a big hit with your little gal!! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. I love this. It turned out so cute!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  10. Cute! Thanks for posting it on Favorite Things Friday!

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  11. Hey I am your newest follower! This skirt is too cute. I have done one of these for my miss priss and I swear a little girl in a denim twirly skirt is just too cute:> I love the belt idea though. I didn't do that with mine. I will have to do that with my next one:>

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