Saturday, 18 May 2013

Americano Americano

Hello! I feel like I've not blogged in a little while.. I spent last week down in Brighton, soaking up the sun,  exploring the lanes, making marshmallow and butterscotch pancakes (mega noms) and eating waaay too much spag bol! If I get round to it I might post about it! I say "if I get round to it", I spend most of my days in my pj's eating Ben and Jerry's out the tub. I really should be more productive.

Recently, I've really wanted a pair of the American flag style shorts as seen in Topshop quite some time ago, they are about £35. If I had that money to squander on shorts then suuure ting I would buy them, however I decided to make my own! You know me, if there is a way around spending money then I will probably try it. Unless it's theft, theft I would not try nor recommend.


I started off with a pair of old shorts that were originally jeans that I cut and then turned up. I bought some blue and white star print fabric as well the red and white striped from ebay. Both were really cheap for about a quarter of a meter, meaning that I spent no more than about £4/£5 on the making of these! That's abuot £30 cheaper than the Topshop ones!


All I did was measure up the lengths of the shorts, cut and sew the material on to them accordingly, literally couldn't be any easier. I might add some studs to the belt loops or try and distress the material to give it more of a 'worn' effect.

  
Tried to take some photos wearing them but they didn't really do them much justice! I wore them with a black chiffon collared blouse and a tan leather belt.  I think plain white vests look great with this style of short.

What do you think? Is this something you would ever try out?




26 comments:

  1. thanks for visiting my blog (:
    love your diy idea! you should make a shop selling stuff like this (:
    I couldn't afford the topshop shorts either so I may have to try this out!

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  2. i want those shorts too but i really did find them a tad bit expensive. i might try this as well :)

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  3. That's a great idea. I've been looking online for stars and stripes shorts or jeans but they are beyond my budget.

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  4. sucha good idea!!! love it x

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  5. Very cute indeed. Job well done!

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  6. That's such a good DIY, they look amazing! x

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  7. Cute project!

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  8. These are AWESOME - you've done such a good job on this x

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  9. That is such a great idea. I think they came out perfect. I was thinking of trying it, but I was going to paint them. This seems like a better idea though.

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  10. They look so cool! I resent paying topshop prices haha O_O!

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  11. Great idea! They look amazing x

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  12. That you made that by yourself! :O Amazing :) It looks awesome!

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  13. I love your blog, what do you think of following each other?
    Kisses!

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  14. Great job again!!You have made such a successful change that the pants look fantastic and much better than the original one..Great ideas to do it yourself!!

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  15. Wow, that's a great idea! I love how it turned out :)
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  17. They came out great! Fantastic DIY :)
    xxx

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  18. Whoa, nice job with these. I'm impressed!

    Cindy
    Style Soufflé

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  19. such a great idea! i really want to try this on some jeans back pocket's as well, instead of paying the topshop price.

    lovely blog! xx

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  20. awesome job, girl!

    Check out my shorts DIY, you might like ;)

    http://anna-christinam.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-or-die-dreamsicle-shorts.html

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  21. Iovely pics... very nice short... check me out and give me your impression, I have a new post kisss http://leblogdelmmode.blogspot.com/

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  22. That's really cool. I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine..!

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  23. You are so talented, these look so great! I wish i had your creativity. I love the galaxy tote bag you made below aswell! xxx

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