DIY floral shorts

Saturday, June 22, 2013

 I disappeared for a little while after that updates post, but here's what I've been working on!
The first on my long list of summer DIY's- floral shorts. 
I USED AN old pair of cutoff shorts, sewing material (needle, thread, scissors), and enough printed fabric to cover half the shorts and the butt pocket. The end result: thread weaved in a million different directions, mom's fabric from the 90's put to good use, feeling slightly more domestic.

This was the first time in YEARS I've picked up a needle and thread so the fact that I kept these cutoffs in one piece without sewing the front and back together is good enough for me.


1) Grab a pair of old shorts that need a little revamp and some fabric you have lying around (check the parent's closet for the best prints)
2) Trace the shape of your desired piece(s) of fabric with a pen and cut it out
3) Pin the cut fabric  shorts so it doesn't move, and start sewing! 

Such simple instructions... but I pretty much just experimented by eye so all I can say is have fun and if it's unwearable no harm done, maybe it'll morph into something else! 

Hitting up Valencia for a little bargain hunting and lunch with mom, then heading over to win's for swimming/juicing aka movie fest. 
And tomorrow is the free Ed Sheeran/ Sara Bareilles concert here in SF *-* 
Have a great weekend!



  1. Love this cute and creative DIY, the shorts turned out fantastic!

  2. You did such a good job! Look like something you can get off stores!

    with love, Cassandra xx

  3. Thanks for sharing! Really simple and creative. Going to try something like that :)
    Really love your blog, following <3




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