13.5.10

leather fold over and butterflies

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Yesterday I spent my afternoon making these shorts! I had a pair of leather pants in storage(that i have no idea where i got?) and they were way too baggy to wear as skinny leather jeans.

Here's a short DIY

1. Take your pair of pants and cut them a few inches longer than you'd like them to be.
2.Turn them inside out and fold up the hem (see second picture) and stitch them in place
3. Turn shorts right way out and fold up stitched hem and stitch into place on both sides of leg and in the middle of front and back (small cm stitch)

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So pretty simple (terrible) instructions but hey i just hand stitched everything into place and because the fabric is stiff it just stays in place with light stitching. ( i didn't use the machine for risk of breaking needles!)
Can't wait to wear them out!

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Also a picture of the 'butterflies in a frame' little project i did (below). i cut these out about a year ago and never framed them! i found them the other day and had to give those paper butterflies a home.

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Also a quick peak at items in the Spin Dizzy Fall Vintage store ending on sunday night!

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Floral Knitted Vest, Chanel inspired Cardigan, 'Ladakh' glitter dress
Silk 'Alexa' Blouse, Spotty blouse dress & black back pack, baggy riding tights
Floral Cardigan, Floral Picnic dress, Lennon Sunnies & My blue jumpsuit
Lace Dress, Houndstooth mini skirt, Black Lisa Ho Blouse & Cream Lady Pants

See more on EBAY!

emma

10 comments:

  1. Wow great DIY and those butterflies are adorable.

    satinsugar.blogspot.com

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  2. I Thoroughly envy your creativity!! i was having a stroll through your blog and realized it has to be one of my favorites. love it sweets!

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  3. the butterflies are so cute, great idea.

    ps. i'm heading down to fashion weekend tomorrow. my friend gave me a free ticket this afternoon so it's very last minute!

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  4. Wow, those shorts are really nice! I love the DIY you do :)

    http://paintingtherosesblack.blogspot.com/

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  5. I want leather shorts so much! Hadn't thought of doing this though. full length leather pants are a LOT easier to find.
    Soon as I'm not too poor for Vinnies...
    -m

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  6. Great DIY! This post remind me that I have to do more DIY too.

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  7. great idea! I've been looking for the perfect leather shorts but I still haven't found them.

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  8. Hey Em,

    yes the comment did work this time! Thank you, I love your latest DIYs too! can't wait to see the outfit you pair with your leather shorts.

    Jas

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  9. Love this idea + Love your Blog.

    Now Following.

    -Olivia
    http://faddicted.blogspot.com

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