How To Make Your Own Lace Shorts
Sometimes, having a little girl is hard when it comes to dressing them. I wouldn’t trade it for the world of course, but I often wonder whose idea some of the fashions for them are. This weeks project, How to make your own Lace Shorts, was inspired by some designers lack of….what’s the word…modesty. Here is the back story, last week I took my daughter shopping for some new summer clothes and ran into a problem. What problem is this you ask? The length of shorts for little girls. Why is it I only found 2 pair of shorts in the ENTIRE STORE that were longer than my daughters finger tips? More importantly, why are they selling booty shorts in a little girls size 6? I was shocked, and to be honest, a little weirded out. I mean, to each their own, but unless we are dance class where shorts that short are necessary for movement, I would never put my 7 year old in booty shorts. Nope, not gonna happen.
Anyways, there was a certain pair of REALLY cute lace shorts that my daughter loved, and I did let her try them on. Let’s just say, her undergarments were longer than these shorts. It was then that I decided I would learn how to make my own! It took a little trial and error, but I finally found something that worked for me and I wanted to pass it along to other parents that might want to try making some for their daughters, (Or themselves!). So I hope you enjoy this easy tutorial.
Here is how to make your own lace shorts:
You Will Need:
- A pair of shorts (cotton or jeans would work best!)
- Lace (I love the look of the scooped lace, but any will work)
- Fabric Adhesive
- Optional: Needle and thread (I will explain)
First, iron your shorts and make sure they lay as flat as you can get them. Lay out your lace at the bottom of your shorts, and cut accordingly. I would cut a little longer than the length of the shorts so you can fold the lace under. Continue to cut strips that match up to the length of your shorts until you reach the top. Do this for both sides.
Next, starting from the bottom, dab your fabric glue in rows. Lay your lace on top of the glue and press down. Repeat this product for each row all the way up for both sides. Important- Let them dry for AT LEAST an hour before moving them.
Optional Step: The fabric glue should hold the lace fine, but if you want some extra support around areas that rub like the crotch you can take a needle and thread and hand sew a line of stitches for extra security.
That’s it! A simple and pretty cute if I do say so myself. Oh, and I almost forgot the best part, the pair of shorts we saw at the store cost a whopping $40, It cost me $10 to make these. So they are tasteful,cute, AND frugal. You’re welcome!
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