Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Mad for Plaid

I grabbed these slacks at the thrift shop a couple weeks ago for $1.50. They fit great in the waist but, as you can clearly see, the length falls a bit short (yeah, pun entirely intended).

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But just look at the gold sparkly houndstooth-plaid-y fabric!

Mad for Plaid

So I decided to make them into some cute shorts for the summertime. First I chopped off the legs, and I'm going to reuse the cuffs.

Mad for Plaid

I stuck the cuffs into the abbreviated leg, folded the edges under, pinned, and seamed.

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Then I folded the cuffs upward and gave them a couple quick stitches on either side to keep them there.

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And we're all done!

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Mad for Plaid Before & After

1 comment:

  1. Genius! I wouldn't have thought of reusing the cuffs but I love it. Great re-work!