(i have to start putting what the post is ACTUALLY about in my title…cause with the move to wordpress i’ve been trying to find some things..and i can’t. cause i choose humor over practicality. and everything is labeled HORRIBLY.)
it’s summer. no. it’s spring. but with the start of 50 degree weather my kids start dreaming of popsicles and request the sprinkler under the trampoline.
i saw a picture once that showed 50 degrees in utah..and it was all flip flops and tank tops..and then 50 degrees in california and it’s all winter coats and earmuffs.
tis true. it gets about 5o and we are outside enjoy the non freezing weather.
so when over easter/spring break it was over 60, we knew we were ready to unwinterize our closets and see what we need for summer.
ie we didn’t have any.
ie i don’t know ie stands for
ie we did have lots of high water pants. and holy jeans…
so whats a
cheap mom to do?
that’s right.. a little snip snip..cut off the bottom of those pants and make them shorts!
it’ so easy….but for how cheap i am…i don’t want them to look cheap..so here’s a couple tricks that will help make them look store bought:
1. the 1-2 stitch…(like the one two step–but less music and dancing and more sewing)
look down at the pants you are wearing…most hems have not one stitch. but 2. 2 makes it look pro….so add that double stitch! (i’ve been having my daughter help with sewing…so don’t look too closely at the stitches..they are a little wavy!)
2.the split hem…(my personal favorite)
you cut it off a little longer than you want…and unpick the out side seam–you can do this 2 inches..you can do this 4 inches….
then you sew it up and down and then hem (using the 1-2 stitch)
made some bias tape (you can follow THESE instructions)
5. the cuffed hem.
this one is my daughters favorite. she likes rolling them up once. so to keep them from not rolling down–i just add 4 little stitches
one on each side and one in the middle..
then after you done sewing your pants into shorts you can add any little embellishments you want.
and then there was that time i glitterfied her butt pockets…
and you could add some lace
(what can we say..we don’t like boring old shorts!)
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