The weather might be cooling down, but not even a torrential down-pour could dissuade me from wearing my favourite doily shorts!
They’re a bit tattered around the edges, but in the two years since I’ve made them, I’ve worn them countless times and received compliments every time (in fact, I just worked out the price per wear ratio is about $0.002 seeing I made them for around $8!)
So, due to popular demand, I’ve decided to dedicate a whole blog post to a tutorial on my favourite doily shorty shorts.
They really are super easy!
Just take an old pair of jeans and cut into shorts. I usually get the shape right by taking an existing pair of shorts and tracing the hem so I know they aren’t going to be too short. You’ll find the front is usually a bit shorter than the back.
Turn your shorts inside out and look for the side seam. Measure about 5 cms up the seam. Using a pen, draw a curved line out to the edge. This is where the doily will sit.
Once you have cut it out and are happy with the shape (start conservatively! You can always cut more out if you want to show more of the doily. Or your leg), take your doily and cut in half.
Using a thread that is similar colour to your jeans, sew the doily by hand or with a machine.
If showing a bit of leg isn’t your thing, then try sewing a doily into the pocket of your jeans or shorts, it looks cute and works with all colours!
Put on your shorts and make sure you’re happy with the amount of doily/skin showing!
If all is well, put on a pair of tights, your scruffiest winter boots and scarf, and rock dem doily shorts 🙂