I posted about this thrifted outfit I won through a giveaway this past Friday, then showed how I would wear the crop top. Now it's time to tackle these too-short shorts :).
This was a really simple change. I unpicked the hem and found that I could lower the shorts by two inches as long as I used a tiny hem to finish them off. In fact, these were a longer length (shorts, capris or pants) at one point! Someone else had cut them off and shortened them.
I ran the raw edges through my machine using an overlocking stitch to finish them off and snipped any bits of frayed fabric.
I then folded over a tiny hem and straight stitched all the way around each leg.
The last step is to iron them, but for now they are sitting in a pile of things I'll iron later this evening when it isn't so hot. Here's how they look now...much better! Normally I will change things up by bringing the length up, but if you've got enough of a hem allowance, there's always the chance to bring the length down as well!
I'm still not completely sure about these shorts, to be completely honest. They aren't my style, so I think I'll play around with them a bit to see if they start to grow on me. If not, I'll pass them on to someone else who would love them!