It’s time for part 5 of the series! Yes, it’s another pair of jeans. These also came from the Mind shop in Whitby, but these were only £4.25.
The fit is a lot better than last week’s pair, but still, they were pretty boring and needed a bit of something special.
Out came the scissors…
…oh it’s another pair of short shorts!
I have to say that these are MUCH shorter than last week’s pair, and therefore entirely different :-)
To make them look a little ‘distressed’ I cut a few holes in one side like so:
When these are washed in the washing machine, the edges will fray in a pleasing way.
I have seen a lot of denim short shorts with fabric added on one side, for interest. The beauty of it is that you can add any kind of fabric you like. I fished out some hand crocheted doilies in a natural off-white colour from my stash.
I bought these in the Cancer Research shop in Whitby about a year ago and they have been in the stash waiting for summery projects ever since! I paid £1 each which now I’m thinking is a little much as on closer inspection, some were tea-stained.
All you have to do is cut out a piece of fabric the same size as your shorts and sew it on! I opted to keep the scalloped bottom edge of the doily intact.
Since my doilies were rather fragile once the edges were cut, I zig-zagged the edges with white thread to try and hold it together. It worked fairly well. I then hand-stitched the doily piece to the shorts, as securely as possible.
After a trip through the washing machine they were looking nicely distressed and I am pleased to report that the doily is still attached!