diy lace trimmed shorts


Inspired by the original Lover shorts, Chow from Heart + Bleecker's penchant for wearing them, and DIYs from both The Velvet Bow and A Pair and a Spare, I decided to jump on board the lace-trimmed shorts bandwagon. I had intended to do a step by step kind of post, starting from scratch. But that went down the drain when I mixed up my measurements and made my shorts too small (even though my practice pair turned out fine). So it turned into a salvage mission and, at the end of the day, I don't think those instructions would have been of much help to anyone. The only instructions I can give are: get yourself a pair of shorts and sew some lace along the edges! If you can't sew, hot glue guns are your new best friend.

On another note, please take the time to check out the following links. In the wake of the Queensland flood disaster, more and more people are coming up with ingenious ways of donating to the cause. I'm sure there are many more out there, but these are just two that have come to my attention:
1. Art4Heart Art Auction: With the likes of Courtney Brims, Kelly Smith, Catherine Campbell, Flossy P and Lauren Carney on board, the main question here is which piece of art to bid on! If you've ever wanted to own a piece by any of these artists, now is the time to get buying.
2. Pedestrian.tv Flood Relief Auction: a range of items and experiences are on offer here. From personal photo shoots to a tailor-made Gail Sorronda dress, there's something to suit everyone.
So have a browse and if you see something that you like, don't hesitate in placing a bid!

44 comments:

  1. They look perfect! Well done :) I'm really inspired to make a pair too now x Sushi

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  2. These looks lovely! I'm so jealous you managed to make them yourself (even if things didn't go as planned) x

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  3. cute! I so need to get into more fashion diy.

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  4. Wow they look lovely. I'm sure I'd created a disaster if I gave it a go, although maybe it is doable! :) xx

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  5. such cute shorts, no one would ever know something went wrong. love them paired with the polka dots.

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  6. Fantastic shorts! Sometimes DIY's are good at pointing you in the right direction, but in the end you've got to figure out a new way. I love these! I think I'm going to try this :)

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  7. The shorts turned out really well! I kind of want to make a pair now!
    And the auctions are a great idea and I hope they are beyond successful!

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  8. Turned out great! Wonderful finishing details! :D

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  9. I want to do that to a skirt!! You just reminded me, I think I'll go and get the fabric this weekend. Great DIY lady!

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  10. fantastic!!!!

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  11. i keep seeing people with lacey shorts, and it loooks soooo good on you.

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  12. amazing! and you made that on your own? cool!

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  13. i definitely have to buy me lace and attach them on my boring shorts! your pair looks amazing...<3

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  14. I love lingerie for outerwear, or just outerwear that looks like lingerie. The black shorts are gorggggggggggeous.



    lovely blog!


    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!
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  15. Adorable! The polka dots and silk/lace combo is so luxurious but with such a cute twist.

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  16. wow, great DIY! you look amazing!

    also thanks for the links, i've been trying to find out ways to help out.

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  17. recently I am so crazy in love with dots!!! and your shorts are very cute I bought a simmilar model at UO for sales and I feel so exciting about them..


    thanks for the links!

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  18. Love the shorts and also that dots top! :)

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  19. argh I want I want!!! amazingly pretty diy lady!

    x

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  20. these are fantastic!! you did such a good job on them! i wish i was that handy...

    xx

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  21. i'm loving those shorts! great job!

    x
    thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

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  22. those are SUPER cute!! you did a great job! i might just make a pair now..hehe.

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  23. you trimmed it very well.
    i love the idea of lace there.
    and im in love with your polkadots top!
    cute!

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  24. loove those shorts (:
    and thanks for visiting our blog!!!

    xo

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  25. Great look. We used to call those 'tap shorts'.

    A great concept for the flood relief. The Pedestrian.tv link had some great stuff. I donated some vintage stuff to the Etsy Golf Relief Fund.

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  26. i wish i was as skilled as you are, they honestly look like something i would pay a lot for in a shop, wanna make me a pair ;)

    x





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  27. Those turned out great! They do look similar to the Lover shorts. Nicely done

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  28. these are lovely! thanks for sharing!

    xxxx

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  29. Ooh, those turned out lovely... love the polka dots with it. Very pretty. x

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  30. Tuned out well. Should try to do the same.
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  31. oh, your shorts are beautiful, you are ever so talented! i adore the shoes in the post below too, the lighting is just wonderful in the photographs. xx

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  32. Ohhh they're SO pretty! Great DIY idea :)
    Hannah s

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  33. Nice short !
    Look my blog and follow me if you want ! xx

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  34. Soph! You did such a fabulous job. Way more wonderful than mine, I am just blown away. You make me want to do a retry but I can't seem to find just wonderful wide lace. Did you buy yours online or at a store?

    x

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  35. That's some great work on the shorts. It's good you put the links up, hopefully it'll amount to something.

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  36. you'd never guess that you'd made any mistakes at all! they look wonderful (: xo

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  37. looks like I have to get myself a pair of silk shorts!! great diy, love the contrast with the polka dots!


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    x Your Only Blackswan

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  38. god, now you have the shorts i was craving for...
    they look so good.

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  39. Such a fantastic DIY
    These shorts are gorgeous

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  40. They are so fab! Great inspiration lady! xxxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  41. lace trims!!- what a brilliant idea i belive i will bec copying sometime soon :) i love the look, not to be confused with undergarments! the polka dots looks perfect with it

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  42. So so lovely. Had to hit the follow button x

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  43. lovely diy post! if making your own lace shorts is not an option for anyone out there, check out the ones i picked out that you can buy right now! :)

    cat
    http://thewantwardrobe.com/2011/03/18/no-longer-just-lingerie-lace-shorts-are-hot-on-the-streets/

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