I had the intention of simply cropping the capri pants to fit my height. Once I started cutting, Charlie asked me whether I was turning them into shorts. I was about to say no but the super hot weather stopped me. I thought, “Why not? Why can’t I turn my so-called capri pants into shorts?”

Once I realized I don’t have a nice pair of shorts, I decided to make a nice pair of shorts. Most of my shorts consist of cut-off jogging pants or simple draw-string cotton shorts, which are great for running errands but not so nice when attending a barbecue or casual dinner.

I simply rolled the bottom for a simple cuff and then sewed the the side edges for extra strength. To avoid using a sewing machine for a complete hem, I used tacky glue to keep the cuff in place –probably not the greatest idea but it worked in a pinch when I needed to wear the shorts about half an hour later.

To make the shorts even cuter or stylish or whatever, I added a button on each side of the sewed edges. I have to say that I am in love with new pair of nice shorts. The material is light and breezy perfect a super hot day but yet nice and cute to wear to casual dinner.

Categories: 2012 Resolution: 50 Projects, Jennifer Elliott

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