How to: Sweeten Your Summer Shorts with Scallops!
I'm always looking for quick, easy ways to jazz up my thrift store finds. And with summer on the way - for real this time! maybe? - I'm focusing a lot of my thrift time on scoring sweet shorts that will get me through a steamy summer in my fourth floor walkup.
But if your vintage mojo is flagging, do not despair. This super-easy scalloped shorts tutorial from pattern whiz Megan Nielsen shows you how to take completely pedestrian shorts - or even pants - and transform 'em into ultra-feminine leg-glamorizers! (Yes, I just coined that term. Even though I shouldn't have.)
Fancy going even further into Scallop Country? I love this shorts pattern by Pattern Runway (above center), for example - and this Meringue skirt (above, left) from the new Colette book is hard to beat. It all depends on how much time you have to sew - lately, I'm a bit short, but hope springs eternal!
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