Happy Friday!! I hope you all have some exciting plans for the weekend!! I don't have anything major planned, and I must say that I'm kind of excited! I think it will be nice to sort of relax and just do some fun things!
For this weeks DIY, I decided to make scalloped shorts!! I've really been wanting a pair, but after searching, I couldn't find the color I wanted. You guys might recognize these pants from this post. Well, when I saw them on sale at UO for $20 a few weeks ago, I thought-- could I, should I try to make my own scalloped shorts?? They are the color I wanted and at a cheap price, I decided it was worth the risk! So, let's begin!!
Things you will need for this DIY: a pair of pants to be scalloped (or you can use shorts that you want to make shorter). You also need something round that you will be using to make your scallop template tool. (You can use a cup, a jar...ANYTHING with a round bottom!! Just remember that however large the bottom is, this is how large your scallop with be!) You will also need a piece of cardboard or heavy cardstock to be used as the actual temple tool. You will also need scissors, a ruler, and a pencil or thin marker. If you want to apply lace around the edges, you will need about a yard of lace. (I chose lace that was $2.99/yard at Jo-Anns) and adhesive. (I used E-6000). If you professional with the needle & thread, by all means, sew. I can't sew a button. Sad, I know.
Ready to begin?
Step 1. Gather your materials. I don't have the lace yet because to be honest, I hadn't decided to use lace at this point! :)
Step 2. Using your round object of choice, trace a circle into the cardboard or heavy cardstock.
Step 3. Using a ruler, draw up the sides of the circle creating a cylinder form.
Complete both sides.
Step 4. Cut out the form; this will be your scallop template tool.
Step 5. Begin drawing scallops onto your pants by lining the tool side by side after each scallop is drawn. I used marker on these pants because I'm going to be cutting inside of the lines. You might want to use pencil if you have a lighter material. PS. Make sure you try on the pants first and determine where you want them cut so you don't come out with shorts that are too long or too short!!
Step 6. Finish drawing all of the scallops.
Step 7. Cut along the edges. Because I have used a marker, I'm cutting along the inside.
The scallops are finished! If you like just the scallops, you can keep them like this.
If you want to add lace, keep reading.
Step 8. Cut a strip of lace long enough for each scallop and glue it along the edge. Continue this process all the way around the shorts.
Step 9. Wear and enjoy!
So what do you guys think? Will you be trying it out?
Thank you so much for your continued support!! For those who don't know, I'm now on Pinterest!!