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4 DIY denim shorts for your summer (all refashioned from pants) A summer wouldn’t be whole without a great pair of shorts.

4 DIY denim shorts for your summer (all refashioned from pants)

And when I say shorts, I mean a whole world of styles. Long ones, shorts ones, daisy dukes, mid thigh, dyed, studded, lace trimmed, scalloped, loose, vintage, printed, frayed, cuffed, rolled, bleached, acid washed, and much much more. For this particular post I want to show you how easily and quickly it is to transform an old or thrifted pair of jeans into a cute pair of shorts perfect for your summer. I choose to make some frayed and rolled short shorts, vintage high-waisted shorts, mid-thigh rolled shorts, and knee length shorts. With one basic tutorial! Not only do you have some new shorts to look awesome in, but you can change those shorts into a few different looks by unrolling them or rolling them however many times you like! Supplies: jeans scissors sewing machine or needle and thread seam ripper instructions: 1. 5. 6.

DIY floral crop top with cuffed sleeves. Oli is finally getting in on the fun like Beck used to do.

DIY floral crop top with cuffed sleeves

Very easy chiffon skirt for your Summer. We are quite enjoying our stay in Costa Rica, in fact we are LOVING it!

Very easy chiffon skirt for your Summer

I don’t know how you couldn’t really. So far the highlight of this trip involves a family of monkeys visiting us just outside our deck and Oli making monkey noises. He is so stinking cute sometimes, I just can’t even handle it. It was fun to watch them jump from branch to branch, eating leaves and dangling from their wrapped tails. DIY No sew crop top! (with hemming option)

This crop top is so easy to make and fun to wear because it’s breezy and has cute pickaboo openings to show off what going on underneath like you swimsuit, tank, sports bra, or what have you.

DIY No sew crop top! (with hemming option)

Perfect for those summer vacations or something to keep you cool at the gym. Planning on making quite a few more of these with my husband’s old tees Supplies: Large non-stiff tee shirt Scissors If hemming: thread, sewing machine, iron Instructions: *if hemming keep in mind the additional seam allowance needed. Read #4 for instructions 1. DIY everyday shorts with pockets tutorial. These floral shorts may have a lot of steps to them, but they are pretty straight forward.

DIY everyday shorts with pockets tutorial

I love how it requires very little fabric with whatever fabric you want….and there are pockets!! I’m need to make some striped shorts desperately. Perfect little pair of shorts for any vacation or summer outing. DIY tight pants into loose cuffed shorts tutorial. We called him mighty whitey.

DIY tight pants into loose cuffed shorts tutorial

I wonder why. I made these over-sized granny pants into tighter, zara inspired ones a month or so ago (HERE), and now their loose cuffed shorts! I just had to chop them up for this trip, they were the cutest high waist-ed pants, but as shorts…they may be even cuter. Last vacation photos of our trip…you can tell that all the little munchkins have become really close…if you can’t tell. DIY kimono + pretty ways to style it. I’ve been loving this fun trend, but have yet to try make one!

DIY kimono + pretty ways to style it.

So, I’m planning on making one soon and until then…you guys can make one for yourself! I love how they layer on top of something casual or dressy. Its so versatile and feminine. Lower your waistband tutorial + wide leg pants love. Obsessed with all the pretty wide leg pants out there right now, when I saw these bright ones, I had to snatch them up and alter them!

lower your waistband tutorial + wide leg pants love

They were only 1 size too big, so I took it in using this tutorial here, then lowered the waistband! It was easier than I thought it would be! DIY leather A-line skirt. The quick 3 step hole patch-up tutorial. Everyone needs to learn how to sew in a patch…everyone.

The quick 3 step hole patch-up tutorial

And there are a couple looks and ways to do it. I bought these pants on purpose with holes in them and after a bit of use the hole got big enough that I was beginning to worry about it ripping really wide. Very easy 5-step hem tutorial. Everyone needs to learn how to hem, whether it is for yourself, your husband, your kids, your bf or whoever…it is one of sewing basics (along with sewing on buttons).

Very easy 5-step hem tutorial

It is so useful, easy, and quick that trying it out for yourself to save a few bucks and a wait may just be worth it. shoes: shoe cult pants: h&m Supplies: pair of pants pins marking device (pen or white eyeliner will do) iron/ironing board thread sewing machine measuring tape Instructions: 1. Try your pants on inside out and fold up your pants to where you would like it to hit. Wear shoes you will wear with the pants a lot and walk around in them and watch the folded going-to-be new hemline move to double check that is where you want it. 5. DIY midi circle skirt. I’ve always been in love with designing and making feminine skirts and dresses, I’m sure it is every girl’s dream to make wedding dresses for a living. I’m no exception to that rule.

There is something about the feeling behind the feminine clothing, almost like we are visiting and joining in on those past popular fashions or maybe we just want to feel like a dang woman sometimes. I just get lost in the black and boxy. Very easy sheath dress tutorial (this one with contrast back!) This sheath dress is so quick and easy to make that you will be tempted to make a million of them! I’ve refashioned some over-sized dresses into some before (here and here), but have yet to make one from scratch.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to find how quick and easy it was to make! Perfect time to look pretty for the holidays? I think yes! DIY Sweater into infinity scarf and beanie refashion on the 9th day of XMAS tutorials. Just another quick diy that is maybe one of the easiest and cutest and best transformations you can make from an old sweater. And this beanie on my 4 year old (yes I have a tiny head) is adorable. And this took all of 5 to 10 minutes. Thats it. VERY simple tulle skirt tutorial. This skirt has been one of the most fun skirts I have ever made.

And it is definitely an eye catcher, which happens to be one of my favorite things about it. Either people think you’re crazy or you are very adventurous. Either way, I love the attention it gets me. DIY lace skirt with sheer and metal zipper (upcycled from curtains) Here is a quick skirt that is can be pretty for those important events or sexy for your valentine’s day date thanks to the lace’s sheer edge replacing the hem. You can even switch out the lining to be a funky color to make it really stand out or find really interesting lace.

I found this 3D material at the thrift store as curtains and instantly fell in love…The color is so pretty and the fuzzy scalloped pattern is so interested. Not sure if it is classified as lace, but that is the fun party – its funky and unique. I’m also planning on making a fun swing raglan top with the remaining material and I’m so dang excited. Now get started and get sexy! DIY flirty trumpet skirt. I’ve been spotting and craving these ruffle bottom skirts, aka trumpet or what have you, and have been obsessed. DIY trumpet dress refashion. This dress is perfect date dress…show just a little skin and shows off the curves. DIY asymmetrical knit sheath dress. J.Crew Inspired Beach Coverup. Since we live about ten blocks from the beach, we plan to spend many of our days there this summer. MOD SHIFT DRESS (TUTORIAL) When I attended Fabric Weekend 2013 a few weeks ago, I came home with a big stack of amazing fabrics.

Between stops at Mood, Angel Textiles, and Michael Levine (the store and the loft), I got a ton of great stuff. But, of course, I was back at Jo-Ann's a few days later to pick up a few things...I can always count on them for my notions and other essentials (find your local Jo-Ann's here!) Yellow Gathered Grecian Dress. Merricks Art. Dress: made by me (similar) (fabric from this skirt c/o sheinside--if you order it, size up!)

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