Project–Skinny Jeans to Shorts

My girls wore these jeans this spring, but when summer came, they needed more shorts.  Here is my very, very, quick transformation.

I used chalk to mark my cutting lines.  I based the length of the shorts on another pair that fit well.

Go ahead.  Be brave and cut.

This is how the pants look now.  I guess I have to go on.

Here’s the shorts.  Just one more step.

My idea of how to finish the shorts came from these shorts.

So I used my wonderful Bernina machine to finish off the shorts.

Here they are.  I didn’t try to fray the edges, as I guessed that one trip through the washing machine would automatically fray the edge for me.

Both shorts are now finished.

And here are the Sweethearts modeling them.  Do you see Eloise’s jeans on the floor?  Yep, they stayed right there.  Sigh.  Someday my kids will put their clothes away.


As much as I would like to post some photos of our recent trip west, I can’t as I lost my camera.  Thankfully it was found under the bed at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.

Thanks for staying around,


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4 Responses to Project–Skinny Jeans to Shorts

  1. Allison says:

    Adorable (the shorts AND MJ & Audrey)!!! Love Audrey’s pose…hands on the hips, check me out! So Audrey 🙂


  2. Suzanne says:

    sorry, no they won’t! pick up their clothes i mean… until, one day, they have their own house! and then, no one else is there to do it! and suddenly, your years of training will kick in. press on!


  3. Lisa Buchanan says:

    Great idea! Love the raveled edge!


  4. Audrey Millard. says:

    I am enjoying your sewing projects – Love to sew on my Jerome machine.
    Wish we lived closer as I would join in the sewing team.
    from Audrey Millard
    Toronto Ontario.


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