Memorial Day Weekend turned into a lot of shopping with the girls this year (minus the time for a concert of 2 of course) and of course as most girls shopping days go there is always that one thing in the store that you are absolutely in love with. But, as usually that one thing is always way more than you are willing to spend right? Well these super cute shorts from American Eagle are really easy to reproduce from shorts you already have or an inexpensive pair from wal-mart.
We started with some shorts $12 that Liz (my lovely model) found at wal-mart that fit her really well and some trim form the wal-mart sewing department $1.25/yd. All you have to do is pin on the lace or whatever trim you think you want and run it through the sewing machine. Be sure to run 2 seems through it to keep it from coming lose one toward the top of the existing hem and one closer to the bottom.
Also I took some small pieces of the trim and added it to the slit in the side of the shorts to make them look more finished from the sides.
The whole project cost about $15 for a new pair of shorts instead of the original price of $40 that we saw in the store.