Friday, June 22, 2012

DIY: Scalloped Lace Shorts

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?



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385 comments:

  1. I would never be able to cut as well as you do and would probably end up spoiling a pair of pants. Sigh...

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    1. haha, you're so funny! You should try with an old pair!! ;)

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  2. they look adorable! great diy

    take care

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  3. GOOD JOB!! I like so much that DIY!
    Kisses and happy weekend!

    http://vestidaparaelexito.blogspot.com/

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  5. Amazing DIY!

    You have a great blog, I'm following you now. Follow back if you like :) !

    Love Lian - virtualfashionview.com

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    1. THanks, Lian! I really appreciate that you are following!!

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  6. Super cute Allison! I LOVE your DIYs, they are just my favorite. Hope you have a great weekend and get lots of relaxing in! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. I love it! You are so good at making beautiful DIY's like this

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  8. So creative!! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  9. A's you are damn creative .. remain inspirational forever :)
    Love
    Shilpi
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    1. awww thank you, Shilpi! You are so sweet!!!

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  10. wow thats pretty cool! :O
    do u want to follow each other? let me know ;)
    xoxo
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  11. So cute. but did you glue inside or outside?

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    1. Thanks! I glued them on the outside because I wanted to see the full lace. Typically I think people would want to glue on the inside.

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  12. What a great idea!! Love the outcome!

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  13. This is an awesome DIY Allison!

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Amazing job, darling!
    Love these shorts!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. Yes! I will definitely try this out!!! Great post!

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    1. yay! I'm so glad that you are going to try it!

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  16. I love DIY and it was GORGEOUS :))

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  17. That's pretty darn cool. I am a bit useless with needles as well but seeing that you are a genius and are using adhesive instead I defo want to give this a go :)

    Sofi xx

    http://style-ramblings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Sofi! You should definitely try it out!

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  18. So cute!

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  19. What an amazing work you did!!!
    Have a nice weekend
    xoxo

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  20. The shorts came out super cute! I absolutely love the look, especially with the lace!

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  21. wow, very creative of you, i love the result with the lace!!! so cute!!!

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  22. Wow, it looks beautiful :)

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  23. Hi Allison! Thanks for visiting my page and leaving a lovely comment. I hope I stay as curious as the little kid I posted.

    Wanted to mention how great your scallop shorts look! I am liking the trend, but have not worn a pair of shorts in years. I love your idea though, and may have to try finding a pair similar to yours for the summer.

    Cheers!

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  24. Fun! I have been wanting those J Crew scalloped shorts--love your idea but don't trust myself to sew a curve, haha. Happy weekend to you!

    xo Mary Jo

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  25. These are too adorable! I have to try this.

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    1. Thanks, Daisy! I really hope you do try it! :)

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  26. I love the color and the way they turned out! I would love to see how you would wear them :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I wear try to wear them soon!!

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  27. What a great DIY. Hmm, maybe I should try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am officially following back :)

    Marisa
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    1. Thanks, Marisa! I do hope that you try it! And thanks so much for following! I really appreciate it!

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  28. A, you are SO amazing. i'm always in awe of your imagination and great ideas!! these are adorable! xox P

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    1. awww thanks so much, P! You are so sweet!!!

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  29. Ohhhh, so cute! :D
    I love how this DIY turned out, those scalloped lace shorts are perfect.

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    Trendy Teal

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  30. amazing DIY- you're so clever!!! Love the scalloped look

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  31. lovely! and I love the color...thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  32. very lovely project.... thanks for your comment Allison... you´re so sweet...

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  33. Another great DIY, Allison:) The addition of the lace really takes the shorts to the next level!

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  34. I love it! It looks like a skirt too at the end! I wanna try but am too busy -____-

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  35. I love this post! muy original, me encanto!
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  36. Just lovely shorts! Really great idea! I followed you on bloglovin! I hope you follow back!

    Rebecca

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    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  37. So fun and easy! Great DIY!
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  38. es imprecionante lo que hace la imaginacion...lo intentare =)

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  39. gorgeous colour indeed! and yeah, I'm actually considering making those. with lace definitely because in my opinion they look so much better and prettier with lace :)
    btw, you wanted to follow each other :) I'm your follower already and you can follow me back here:

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. awww thanks so much! I'm so happy that you are planning to make a pair!! And thank you so much for following!!

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  40. It's cute =)! I wouldn't wear it myself though.

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    1. Thanks! And that's ok, everyone likes different things! :)

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  41. so sweeeeet!
    great blog!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  42. Allison, I love your unique DIYs. This one is so lovely, so feminine. The color of the shorts is also going well with the lace. Keep it up !
    have a beautiful weekend !

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  43. So cute !
    What a great DIY Idea !!! I simply just LOVE this post !

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  44. Great post!!

    Kiss
    http://jourlejour-marie.blogspot.com.es/

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  45. Wow - I never considered making my own scalloped anything until now! And now I'm itching to look into my closet and see what I can scallop! :)

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    1. yay! I'm so glad that you are thinking about making a pair! ;)

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  46. te han quedado genial. te sigo!!
    besos

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  47. pero que guay, estan ideales, que arte, a mi me cuesta mucho hacer esto, lo intentare, te sigo ya
    besos

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  48. Your idea is great and you created wonderful and original short
    thank you to visit me, you have a new follower 'cause I'm so curious about your creation :)

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    1. Thanks! And thank you so much for following, I really appreciate it!!!!

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  49. Love this idea. Its looks so creativ and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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    1. oh those shorts are cute as candy i love the scallops! how fabulous! i´m thinking about doing the same with a skirt!
      kiss,mary
      http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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    2. Thank you both so much!! I definitely hope that you try it out, Mary Lou!!

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  50. Yeah sure I follow you:)
    But I want the California way of life, so I'd choose LA ;) thanks btw!

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    1. Thanks, Meggan! And LA is definitely a good choice! :)

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  51. wow very cute. it looks awesome!

    Ivy
    http://manhattanfashionstoryingermany.blogspot.de/

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  52. amazing
    Love your style! Amazing blog!
    Totally following you!
    Hope you'll follow me back

    April
    http://freakdelafashion.blogspot.com

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    1. yay! Thank you so much for following, April! I love new followers!!

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  53. Absolutely PRECIOUS. Love the color!

    xx

    http://adventures-in-mandyland.blogspot.com/

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  54. I just discovered your blog and i love it as much as i love DIY, would you like to see my blog?

    http://coudsmoidressing.canalblog.com/

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    1. awww thanks! You are really sweet, and I'm so glad that you are going to try it!!

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  56. I love it! It's absolutely adorable!

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  57. great tutorial, looks great(:

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  58. ah they are so cute!! brilliant idea dear!! :*

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  59. love this DIY, it's so creative! great job;)

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  60. THese are awesome!!! You are so creative :)
    Thank you for your wonderful comment in my previous post <3

    You are invited to Participate in my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

    Love
    Akanksha

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  61. Oh my! This is so amazing! Great job, I have to try this! Ö

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    1. Thanks! I hope that you do try it!!

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  62. Those are just lovely, I've been wanting a pair of scalloped shorts but I can never find the right length......so this kind of solves that problem, I want to try this one for sure!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! I hope you try it! :)

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  63. This is great, so creative =)

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  64. Wow! I had no idea it was this simple!! Love the color of the shorts and love your creativity in figureing out how to do it :-)

    xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
    www.stylistla.com/blog

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  65. These are so cute! I have a pair of scallop shorts already from Urban outfitters but I think I might just go ahead and cut a few pairs of my own haha. This loooks really easy to do! I love the lace added on too :D

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    1. Thank you! I love that you are going to try it!!

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  66. Oh, I love scalloped shorts! These are so adorable :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  67. wow, amazing idea! I'll try to do it :)
    I adore your ideas, I'm your new follower.

    with love,
    your opinion is VERY important for me!http://chocarome.blogspot.com/

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    1. awww thanks!! I love that you're going to try it and appreciate that you're following!!

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  68. This is a gret idea, great inspo!

    Thank you so much thats really sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    / L from sweden

    http://isbla.blogspot.com

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  69. So cute! I loved the color all ready and the scallop and lace made it perfect for summer!

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  70. Nice job dear :) Thanks for visit!
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.ro/

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  71. The shorts are gorgeous! And your blog absolutely lovely!
    Thanks for your visit!

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  72. How cute!!! I love how this turned out!(: New follower! Hope you can follow back(:
    -S

    P.S. There's a giveaway going on in my blog right now(:

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    1. Thanks so much, S! I love new followers!!

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  73. Hi Alison! What a great DIY you did here, I love the touch of lace ;) By the way, I got my cardigan from Topshop, pretty sure its still on their website.
    xoxo

    Catita
    http://catindreamland.blogspot.nl/

    PS: Following you now!

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    1. Thanks, Catita! You are very sweet & I really appreciate that you are following!!

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  74. you suprised me with what you did with this shorts! :) amaizing job! :)
    also wanna to thank you for visiting my blog!
    you do great job with your blog ! i wanna to stay in touch with you! do you want to follow each other? will be amaizing!
    have a nice evening and keep posting please! :)

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  75. Hi dear :) Thanks for your comment, I follow you now, if you want follow me back.
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.ro/

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  76. Una idea muy original. Gracias x visitar mi blog. Besos

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  77. WOW, I'm so impressed. These are so cute and I"m beyond impressed you were able to do this yourself.

    xo From San Francisco ~
    Dale
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  78. You made it look so easy! I can't even sew a button! My mom would love you ;)Have a good weekend!

    Foodie Weekend at MJOATD - Home made Lasagna!
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    1. Thank you! There was no sewing involved for this DIY though which is why it was so easy!

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  79. Really sweet short. Good idea and good DIY-

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  80. I can't sew either. I like the simple step by step instructions. What a wonderful way to transform an existing piece of clothing in your wardrobe without spending too much money.

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  81. I need to make these... or attempt to! love!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  82. That's a great way to get some scalloped shorts!! :) very interesting!!

    Thank you so much for visiting my space and for lovely comment!!

    Following you now.. Hope you'll follow me too!!! :)

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