Sunday, July 25, 2010

Denim Shorts w/ Matching Rosette

A couple of weeks ago I was at a "posh" boutique.  I was checking out what they had just for fun.  Their prices were CrAzY.  I saw this uber cute pair of denim shorts that had lace trim on the cuff.  SO CUTE!  I flipped the price tag over and tried not to gasp.  They wanted $78.00-110.00 for them.  For shorts?  Um, nope.  Not gonna do it.  When I got home later that week, I asked my daughter if she had a pair of old pants that I could make into a pair of shorts for her.  Luckily she did :)
After cutting off the legs to the length I wanted,  I ironed the cuff and then pinned the lace on.
Then I got out my handy dandy sewing machine.  It has been gathering dust lately, so it was fun to pull it out and actually use it :)
After they were sewn, I decided to fray the edges a bit.  Just to give them that little bit of juxtaposition between the lace and the worn look.  I liked it much better with the fraying.
Then I took the bottom half of the pants that I had cut off and the leftover lace and made a rosette with it.  My daughter can wear it in her hair or clip it onto a t-shirt or something.  It turned out super cute!
Here is what they look like finished and being worn on her date that night :)
Super cute and "sew" easy to do.  They only cost me $2.00 for the lace.  MUCH better than the $78.00+  they wanted at the boutique.

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78 comments:

Nikki said...

I love the denim shorts... such a good idea. Will make some when it warms up.

I love the denim flower... I made some for my daughters cork board. I just posted some photo's on my blog.

Brooke said...

Way cute! I may need some for Lindsay:) They would be good to start school with!

Staci J said...

That's such a clever idea!! Love the adorable matching flower too!! visiting from justsewsassy.com

Olga said...

How creative! I love the clip; it's so pretty.

mle said...

Love the lace! How cute is that?!
I think it's time for me to hack up some jeans & save myself $80 : )

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

What a great way to make denim shorts look stylish.

Jenglamgirl said...

HEAD TO TOE ADORABLE! love the jeans and that clip!

THANKS for linking up too, have a super week. Jenn

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wow I love your awesome $70 jean shorts! The flower is super cute too☺

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I've always loved the look of denim and lace, and your shorts look great. The fringy edge will just get better as she wears it. The hairclip is clever and oh so cute. Love this one!

Lisa said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Mingle Monday!!! :) I like what you did with the shorts!

Hope you'll come visit me soon.
Lisa xoxo
Raising Future Leaders
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Brittany said...

FLIPPIN love this! YOU are so creative!!!

Ron Cooper said...

Hi!

I’m following you now from Mingle Monday! Please follow me back on my blog “Inspire!”

Ron

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flmom said...

So cute! Following you from Making Friends Monday. http://isthereabathroomonthisship.blogspot.com/

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I absolutely love the lace with the added fray. The rosette is beautiful!!

I look forward to reading your blog!!

Alisha
www.craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

Moogie said...

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Thanks!
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Lydia's Pennies said...

Totally cool idea, I'm going to have to try it out.

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Pam said...

I am super jealous of your crafty talents! :)

tsue1136 said...

Way to go, Mom!
My teen is a clothes horse but I was really proud of her this year when she decided to "make" the jeans she had outgrown in height into shorts instead of spending a fortune!

Stopping by from Friday Follow and am now following you on GFC.

Terri
http://tsue-thatswhatshesaid.blogspot.com

Kaysi said...

So cute!! I love that you frayed them, I need to try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Midday Escapades said...

Wow, you are amazing! Your daughter is lucky to have such a creative mom!

Rachel said...

I love this so easy, but such a great result! I will have to try it out.

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

So cute!! My daughter has about 5 pairs of jeans with holes in the knees that I haven't gotten rid of because I thought for sure i could do something with them. now I know what to do!

Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

Mandy said...

LOVE this. I will totally be adding lace to some shorts this week...TFS!

That Girl's Deals said...

Wow, that is so cool! Great deal too love it!

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Shelli @ Style Ingenuity said...

Hi There!

Visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I am your newest follower through Google Connect!

Please stop by and visit my blog at www.styleingenuity.com.

Shelli :)

June said...

Very cute - I love the lace. What a nice way to finish off a hem when you cut off jeans.

Bromeliad said...

Great reuse of pants.

Misty said...

Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's 'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

Tanyia said...

these are great!

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Cindy said...

Great idea, that same thing could be used on a jean skirt, too. Shorten a long one and add lace on a little cuff and make a rosette. Great job!

Meghan Cooper said...

These are so cute!!! I wish my jeans fit I would do this! I'm your newest follower from FMBT!

Rachel said...

Hi!! I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along!! This is such a creative idea!! I never would have thought about it!! I love it!

Have a great day!!
:)
Rachel

www.averyfan.blogspot.com

Anestazia said...

Heyy! I'm a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!

Love the shorts!!

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Julie said...

Wow you are very creative! Thanks for stopping by! I'mm following you back!

Sarah said...

Those are so cute!! I'm a new follower from FMBT.

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Ginger said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

CinnyBBS said...

wow, Lori, great job! Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following back. Stop by again sometime.

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Vhen said...

hi just stopping by! from WW and WBW!

vhen
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Aspiring Millionaire said...

I love getting ideas from those posh boutiques and recreating myself. These are awesome. You did such a great job!

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Nancy said...

Cute! Way to outsmart the posh boutique and their crazy prices.

BigBearswife said...

they look great!!!

Saw you in "Life in the Pitts"

Julie Bagamary said...

Great and stylish solution. So cute.

McKell said...

L-O-V-E this!! i just cut off some denim shorts, but felt like they needed a little somethin somethin. perfect!! and i have so much lace. i'm so happy i found this thanks :)

come check out my blog too if you'd like.

Robin said...

I don't know which i like better the pants or the hair clip? Thank you for linking up at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

JV said...

Following you!! You are sooo creative!

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Holly said...

Anything with denim and I am in love. So fabulous!

Carrie K said...

These are awesome! I'm gonna have to make some for myself!
-CK

Nikki said...

Those are so cute, and I LOVE the lace you used!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Karen said...

Really cute!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Deborah said...

Love the rosette and you saved a bundle by being so creative.

LV said...

I think it is ridicules what they charge for jeans with holes in them and shorts. You did a great job on yours and probably look better too. You are a smart lady.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your shorts turned out great and I love the rosette you made with the excess. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

What a cute idea. You did a great job on them and I love the rosette.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

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Tammy said...

Those are a cute knock-off! It's crazy what some stores can charge for simple things like that!

Kim said...

Very cute, I really like the addition of the fraying. Thanks so much for linking to Fabric Fun Thursday. (Pls. be sure to add it to your link list;)).

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Great job! The fraying added just the right touch. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!

Coloradolady said...

You did a great job..really sweet! Have a great VTT!

Steph said...

What a great touch! Very subtle, which I like.

HeathahLee said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love looking at expensive stuff, wondering how I can make something just as pretty for next to nothing. You did great! : )

Vonlipi said...

That such a good idea! And such a good deal! 78$ is crazy for shorts!

I'm glad it's a look that is easy to make!

Happy VTT!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

I love the lace and the matching flower for her hair. So cute and so sensibly priced. $78! That's crazy.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)


Have a happy VTT!

Sarah

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Super-cute! If only I could get my boys to wear lace, I'd know exactly what to do with all their holey jeans. ;o) Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

P. said...

I love it, and the shorts look great on your daughter!

Rita E said...

Great post ... thanks for sharing!

Lappedamen said...

What a great idea with lase on the denim shorts, and the flower is cute. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the touch of fraying!

Sachiko said...

Very cute!! I love the hairclip you made. Thank you for sharing!

Its A Blog Party said...

I love the shorts! They look great! The clip is awesome too!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

They turned out great, I love the lace and the fraying! Thank you for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

AUDRA said...

So cute!
I'm featuring this tomorrow

Leslie said...

Geez girl I just had to scroll down the page for 20 minutes to comment of this fabulous idea! I love how darling the shorts turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Tere said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

So much better than regular cut offs! What a sweet idea.

Taylor
www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com