DIY: How To Make Your Own Lace-Trim Shorts

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    You might be eager to invest in some new shorts for summer, but before you ditch last year’s styles, check out this month’s Do It Yourself project. Inspired by Rag & Bone’s High Clare Shorts ($204) from the brand’s S/S 13 runway, today’s lace-trim detailing offers the perfect way to update a pair of tailored shorts or denim cutoffs. The result is sweetly feminine and right on point for all those upcoming barbecues and beach trips. Of course, Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This helped show us the way, so keep reading for all of her easy-to-follow directions.

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    The Ingredients:
    -Forever 21 Pinstriped Shorts ($18)
    -White Lace Trim ($10/yard)
    -Straight Pins ($3 for 150-count pack)
    -Thread ($4)
    -Needle ($3 for 25-count pack)
    ​-Scissors

     

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    Use scissors to cut two strips of trim. They should be long enough to wrap around each of the leg openings.

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    Use straight pins to fasten the trim around each leg opening.

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    With a needle and thread, sew the trim to the inside of each leg opening of the shorts.

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    Show off your new lace-trim shorts with a white sleeveless button-up and flat sandals.

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High Clare Short

High Clare Short

Rag & Bone, $204
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Pinstriped Shorts

Pinstriped Shorts

Forever 21, $18
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White Lace Trim

White Lace Trim

M&J Trimming, $10
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Thread

Thread

Coats & Clark, $4
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Straight Pins

Straight Pins

Wrights, $3
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Needles

Needles

Singer, $3
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Sleeveless Slim Signature Button Down

Sleeveless Slim Signature Button Down

Equipment, $178
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The Slingback Boardwalk Sandal

The Slingback Boardwalk Sandal

Madewell, $60
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