I made the mistake of wearing these yesterday…. and it rained, most of the day. Oh well. Cold, purple-tinted legs are really in this year, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Anyway, I got the idea for making these from an image I found on the internet. I tried looking it up again this morning and I guess it was from weheartit.com and there was no other original source cited. Which is bummer because it’s always nice to give credit for an idea. My shorts turned out quite different anyway, as I used different materials and my hand sewing skills are not the most stellar.
All I did was cut some old jeans up (they had paint on them anyway, so no great loss) and sew on the fabric I repurposed from a child’s poncho I thrifted. It was either a child’s or else it really got struck before it came into my possession. I created a little template of paper before cutting the poncho so I could be sure to get the size/shape I wanted and so both sides could be uniform.
I like the idea that as I wash these they will get more and more frayed and, even better, as this style looks good messy.
Thanks for letting me share project #12 of my 2012 craft challenge with you all. Here’s to warmer days!