DIY Velvet & Lace Shorts

 

I had this idea in my head for a while, and then spent days trawling eBay to find some velvet trousers or shorts, with not a lot of success. I didn’t want to spend too much knowing I was going to be customising them. Eventually I found the pair below. They’re from New Look originally, awful trousers. More velour than velvet with an elasticated waistband and elasticated around the ankles *shudder*. But I could see the potential and managed to win them for only £3.19 including postage!
They had a lovely gold zip up the back which is quite on trend at the moment, to have zip detailing on display. When I tried them on they sat perfectly on my waist. I lined them up with a pair of high waisted denim shorts I already have to know where to cut them. My tip would be to try them on and mark an inch or two lower than where you want them to end up. As you can always cut more off but can never stick it back on!
Once neatly hemmed I positioned the lace to see whether it would look better under the hem so only a little was poking out or on top. I decided on top of the hem so you can see the full effect of the lace. You can pick lace like this up from any material/craft shop. It cost me about 90p for 2m.

 

And voila! Once the lace was sewn on they really came together. They fit so well I’m over the moon, I love them! And will certainly be getting a lot of wear out of them 🙂 And they total £4.09! What a bargain!!
A few friends have commented and said I should make more and sell them, which I would, but the only trouble is getting hold of the velvet in the first place.
I’m off to the My Street Chic Bloggers Christmas party tonight! I was debating on what to wear all week but now that these are finished I’ve decided on them. And this is a little peek of my whole outfit 🙂
Can’t wait to see everyone there! xx

 

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