6.02.2012

DIY Floral Shorts + Blog Award



Every so often I have a moment of delusion where I actually believe that I am a good sewer. I dream up some intricate piece of clothing in my head, head to Fabric Land and raid the discount wall. Once I'm home, reality sets back in and I remember that I don't actually know how to follow a pattern. I usually end up cutting up the piece of fabric into shreds, getting frustrated, then throwing the remnants in my sewing bin and walking away. That's why this DIY is perfect for impatient/inexperienced people like myself! There is no pattern and if you're focused, it won't take you any longer than an hour. My new motto is 'Only purchase clothing you couldn't make yourself'. So no excuses that you have nothing to wear! Make a cute pair of shorts? x

What You Need:
  • 1 metre of fabric
  • Your favorite pair of shorts or jeans
  • Sewing Machine
  • Miscellaneous Sewing Things (pins, thread etc)

What To Do: (Trust me, it's easy!)


1. Fold fabric in half. Fold jeans in half and match edge up to folded edge of fabric. Cut out fabric around jeans, leaving a 2 inch seam allowance.

2. Unfold the fabric and congratulate yourself for making half your shorts! Cut out another piece of fabric that is identical to the first.

3. Place pieces of fabric on top of each other, right sides facing each other, and sew along the side edges. Stop sewing when you reach the straight edge (as shown)


4. Now you have the base of your shorts. At this point you can try them on and see how they fit in the waist. Turn your shorts inside out, and sew together the straight edge that we had previously skipped.


5. I recommend adding elastic to the waistline and hemming the bottom, but that's optional! 

This evening I'm looking forward to relaxing on the patio with a glass of wine. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend xx

Love,
C

EDIT: We would like to send a great big 'thank you' to Shawna over at Serpentine Streets for choosing us as the recipients of the Your Blog Is Great award today! She has such an eye for style and fashion and we're grateful that she passed this award on to us. We find inspiration in many of the blogs we come across and would like to pass this award on to a 5 blogs that particularly stand out to us:


Be sure to check out each of these blogs! You won't be sorry xx


85 comments:

  1. Wow! These look great. I wish I could sew. LOL! I love DIYs, dear. Thanks for this! (:

    Following your blog, honey! I'd really appreciate it if you follow my blog back. (:

    http://jbperez4.blogspot.com

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  2. ah you're so cool, lovely DIY project!<3<3
    i wanna try that one day, wanna follow each other?


    kisses
    ayu

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  3. I wish I have better sawing skills! I love the print on your new shorts! Looking forward to see what u guys do next! Im following you =)

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  4. Following u now as well,ladies!Thanks for your compliments!keep in touch!
    Kisses,anamocca.blogspot.com

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  5. Those are FAB shorts....you look so cute!
    And they dont look like they are made by an inexperienced sewer at all!
    Great DIY:)

    Following you back!:)

    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  6. loving your shorts!

    XX

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  7. lovely blog! great DIY project!! love it <3
    thank you for lovely comment and following my blog.
    i follow you too :))

    Kisses,
    Nastia
    http://nastiadi.blogspot.com/

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  8. aww your skirt looking cute !! love your blog too
    follow me if you love to, and i’ll follow you back :)

    http://newsabesabrina.blogspot.com

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  9. Floral shorts are really cute)

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  10. wow, you did them yourself? unfortunately I can't sew, so making clothes is out of my reach, but I love to make jewellery ;-)

    xxx Anita

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  11. Wow those shorts look adorable! Love the pattern!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  12. Great shorts, and great tips!!! Thank you! kisses

    http://mostlymelina.blogspot.com/

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  13. The shorts is beautiful!
    I follow you now & hope you do the same :)
    xx

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  14. Nice look, lovely pants!!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  15. Congratulations on your lovely award! Your shorts are so cute and the fabric is so pretty - I love this summer floral trend - it's so cheerful!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. nice short!!
    would you mind to follow each other? :)

    xoxo

    http://sony-ann.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is so pretty! Now I want floral shorts :)
    VIEW FROM HEELS

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  18. amazing shorts. i must try to do the same, such shorts. follow each other?
    coonsly.blogspot.com

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  19. I absolutely love your outfit!!:)the shorts are great.
    thank you for visiting my blog<3

    xx

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  20. Love it! Awesome shorts! Thank you for commenting and following! Like yours too! I already started following you back on gfc! Let me know once you follow me on bloglovin too, that way I’ll follow you back!

    Have a nice day, xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  21. Like Your shorts :)Maybe following?

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  22. Such a lovely outfit, love the print on your shorts! :)

    Now following your blog, if you like follow me too!

    X Camilla

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  23. good job! It looks really cute (:

    xAnna
    fairytalefrocks.blogspot.com

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  24. Cute outfit! Ans great pictures! :)

    www.fashion-mind.com

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  25. Great idea!! ^^

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  26. These shorts are so amazing!!!! Fantastic idea!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Following you now on Bloglovin!

    xx

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  27. wow i can't believe you made those!! they are fabulous :D Hugs from California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  28. of course dear, I'm following you now, I'm waiting u back in my page :))


    Kisses
    Aui

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  29. Thanks girls for your sweet comments on my blog ! I just started following you back :) great job on your floral shorts ! http://southerngloss.blogspot.com - Kelsi

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  30. Hi again! follow you back ^^

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  31. beautiful shorts dear!!!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  32. LOVE those shorts! Followed you, follow us back? :)

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  33. wow nice look :):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want :)
    Anordinarylifestylebook.blogspot.com

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  34. Great DIY :)

    Maybe we could follow each other´s blog with GFC and Facebook?
    http://bouquet-defleurs.blogspot.de/

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  35. you look great!

    i'm your newest follower

    are you following me yet?

    www.linlicious-style.nl

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  36. thank you my dears ♥:)

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  37. these look great!

    from, helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  38. OMG what an awesome project! Those shorts look amazing!!!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  39. those shorts are darling!!!

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  40. Wow, your shorts look awesome! Great DIY! And I love your shoes as well

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  41. What a great DIY - I must try this! Darling little blog you have here.

    ♥ Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.ca

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  42. And thank so much for following <3

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  43. great job girls! following back of course! :)

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  44. You are soo talented!! Shorts look amazing, I love them!

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  45. Such a lovely DIY, turned out very well! I love floral prints :)

    XO, Imke

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  46. love the whole outfit!
    cute shorts, but love the shoes as well!^^
    Would you maybe like to follow each other?
    take a look at my blog and let me know^^
    xo

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  47. lovely DIY!

    looks great!!


    xx,
    Meelena

    www.theserialshopper.blogspot.com

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  48. These look great! I love the fabric you chose, such a pretty colour and print.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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  49. pretty!

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. Hello lovely! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

    You and your shorts are adorable!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  51. nice shorts! (:

    xx

    http://www.batomdecereja.com

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  52. These shorts are so cute!
    I love floral prints!

    If you'd like, check out my blog too!
    www.studsandsapphires.com

    Xoxo Lil

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  53. Cute shorts!
    This is such a good idea :)
    xxx

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  54. What a fabulous DIY project - you certainly make it sound so easy! I adore the fabric you chose as well, the result is super cute :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  55. The shorts turned out great! xA

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  56. This is great DIY and I like like how your short turn out.Lovely!

    xoxo Ra

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  57. amazing post! congrats on the award. stop by my blog if you have time ;)
    www.LAByDiana.com

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  58. Thank you so much! These shorts are amazing!
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

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  59. Wowwww!!! I love the floral print!!! Fabulous Diy
    Besos desde Andalucía



    http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

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  60. Wow I can't beleive you made these-there lovely :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. Can't believe you made those - they are SO cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  62. Wish I could sew like that
    I only just found your blog and I can't believe I haven't found it sooner!
    You have some crazy good content on here and I can't wait to go through
    some more posts but I thought I'd leave you a comment to let you know first :)

    I was thinking we could follow each other on GFC, what do you think?

    Kendra
    xx

    http://www.stoleninspiration.com

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  63. It's so simple idea for do a floral shorts ! But I've never though about it xD ! Gorgeous ! Kiss x


    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  64. Really good idea, my dear :) It's wonderful!
    I follow you if you want follow me back :)
    http://lostintheclothing.blogspot.it/

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  65. wow, im impressed! I've tired to make shorts before, but they looked horrible. these looks awesome!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.no/

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  66. I'm totally jealous -- wish I could DIY stuff but I'm not crafty with sewing or fabric :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Now following!

    Ashley
    whatisatwist.blogspot.com

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  67. Love shorts!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I follow you now!

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  68. real talk, i still wouldn't be able to sew that. it turned out super awesome though! if i had skills like that i'd be making SO many high wasted floral shorts haha

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  69. Thanks for your comment!
    You have a cool blog!

    <3

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  70. I absolutely love your shorts.. they are so cute! :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  71. Wow I'm super impressed with those DIY shorts! You did an incredible job. Seriously. Just might have to make some for myself this weekend!

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  72. love your wedges!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  73. Love the DIY & the cardigan-y throw-over. :)
    I followed you on GFC & BlogLovin.
    Take care,
    xoxo
    Visit: thereviewella.blogspot.com
    P.S. Follow back, maybe? :)

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  74. WOW but you are a good sewer!! I love the DIY floral shorts that you made!! I am a very impatient person that I rarely come close to my sewing machine. Would you like to follow each other?

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  75. Hi,thanks for your lovely visit;)
    Nice DIY,I like your floral shorts.kisses

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  76. Amazing shorts, these are gorgeous :)
    Plus your wedges are beautiful!!

    -Sydney xo

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  77. these are so cool! I'm glad I stumbled upon you guys! New follower woo woo!

    123456devon.blogspot.com

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  78. I'm loving everything floral right now so of course I love the punchy floral print you're wearing! I love wedges with shorts too :)
    Thank you for the sweet comment....so adorable!

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  79. Nice shorts!cool post.
    decadenceglamour.blogspot.com

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  80. woow that looks very easy :D
    Nice!!!

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