I love the look
and she grew tired of them- and they were too light and faded (and long!) and everything else
she was ready to toss them.
with those big gaping distressed areas patched up with floral fabric patches.
and these shorts were waaay too good to toss.
They fit perfectly.
Loose and comfy like a boyfriend jean
and being loose- they sit low on my hips which I love
(not a fan of high waisted anything)
and they are long enough on the legs to make me feel
comfortable wearing them to the store.
‘Why is Courtney blogging about denim shorts?’
I honestly was asking myself the same thing as I snapped photos of these shorts.
But I have shared photos several times of these shorts peeking out
on instagram and facebook and I always get a ton of questions about where to get them.
And hey French Country Cottage fashion has been discussed before…
as in painting clothes, diy projects in wedge sandals and that blush vegan leather jacket so many of you love… so I guess it fits
and as requested and promised –
here is the story of the denim shorts with a new look:
and are probably about 3 -4 years old.
Which basically means they are well worn and loved at this point.
and so I patched the two large holes with a faded floral fabric cut from
a pillow selvage.
so they have a little contrast.
I didn’t take photos of the how to but it is easy if tackling a pair of your own:
4. And start hand sewing.
this was a last minute job.
And if using my machine –
well I would inevitably had to find a new bobbin or thread a new bobbin
or have broken the sewing machine needle and forgot about it and so have to spend time to find a new one before being able to start…
and I needed them in my suitcase in 5 minutes.
So to save time,
I grabbed the needle and thread and put my Home Ec skills to work.
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Meg @ Hello Farmhouse says
Courtney, these are so adorable! And they look easy enough for even a terrible seamstress like me to pull off 🙂
Thank you Meg!!
i hope it's a new line! this flower child has been wearing patched up jeans since the '70s (utterly ridiculous, but remember in the 70s when jeans were so tight we were splitting our pants and then patching them up resulting in an even cooler pair of denims?) i bet it won't be long…peace to you right where you are.
Haha!! So funny!!! And things always have a way of coming back around right?
For me- it was Guess Jeans EVERY DAY of the week. They were the only ones that I would wear. And I used to scour this resale boutique for those pairs of Guess that I could dye myself in colors like purple (seriously!) because my mother would have had a fit if I had colored my new pairs. haha!
Thanks for stopping by Michele!! xo
I love 'em! Now I've gotta find some ripped shorts!
Those are adorable! And you look adorable in them! You are in incredible shape…what are your secrets for staying so slim & fit?
The shorts turned out very cute, such a cute idea.