Sometimes a trend gets me so excited, I just can’t get enough! How about those short shorts then – I am in love! So as we transition from woolly winter into sassy summer, why not take some old clothes along for the ride? Today we’re repurposing an old pair of trousers for a shortening of spectacular proportions.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- A pair of old trousers (the ones pictured are high-waisted and pleated, but you could go with slim fit too)
- Ribbon or Petersham
- A needle and thread
- A pair of scissors
- Measuring tape
- A pencil or pins
- A steam iron
Start by putting on the trousers and marking your preferred length with pins or a pencil. Remember, they’re supposed to be short! Don’t forget to allow for hems and a turn-up if you so desire. For a turn-up, allow double the width as well as approximately 3cm for a hem. Remove the trousers, measure out the length, mark the end of the trousers, the turn-up and the hem in that order. Cut the trousers on the hem line. Iron the hem into position then use the needle and thread to stitch it. Iron the turn-up to create a neat crease. If you’ve measured correctly, your stitches will be masked by the turn-up.
To finish off my trendy trousers, I added a little ribbon loop to the bottom side of the shorts with a little ribbon bow detail – too cute! As a fun, quirky addition you can wear the shorts with braces, leggings, a blouse or a waistcoat – so many fun options…
Stick with me darlings, and you’ll always be fabulous!