[Fashion Project] – How to Turn a Pair of Jeans Into Stylish Shorts with a Lace Trim
This is the first time I have ever attempted to transform a pair of jeans into a pair of shorts and thought I’d share the creative process with everyone. I had a pair of Citizen of Humanity jeans that were not only too long in length, but also in a flare style (which I’m so over as I’ve strictly been wearing skinny jeans these days).
I decided that I wanted to transform them into a pair of shorts with a lace trim for added style. It took me less than an hour to complete the shorts and I have to say, I’m extremely thrilled with the outcome! I cannot wait to feature these in an upcoming [Outfit Post].
* First, I took an existing pair of shorts to compare the length so I knew how much to cut off each leg. I added an extra inch to be safe as I know I wanted to give extra room for the hem.
* Next, I went out to find a lace trim. I went with white, although I was totally open to black or even a fun color. I was only able to find white and felt this complimented the color of the denim wash best anyhow.
* I was initially going to hand sew everything, but for convenience, I decided to use a glue gun. I totally felt like I was having a Project Runway moment (LOL). They’re not supposed to use glue guns,but hey…sometimes it truly makes life much easier while also getting the job done!
* I glued the frayed edges to create a clean, smooth hemline. Then I went ahead and glued the lace trim all the way around each side leg, OVER the hemline.