This lovely springtime weather here in New York means the return of shorts to my wardrobe! I’ve chosen my favorite pair of coral high-waisted shorts to decorate. Lace is a wardrobe essential for me, and I wanted to bring a little bit of that into my favorite pair of shorts. Adding lace to a front or back pocket is a super easy way to embellish any pair of shorts.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Any pair of shorts that has pockets
- Lace fabric (the lace I used is just a curtain I found at a thrift shop for $1)
- A needle and thread
- A marker/pencil
Line the edge of your fabric up with a seam of the pocket. Then, take your pen and make a dotted line on the lace fabric, tracing the edges of the pocket. This will ensure that you cut the lace fabric to exactly the size of the pocket.
Cut along the dotted line. When you’re finished, you should have a little piece of pocket shaped lace.
Line up the lace with the pocket of your shorts and begin to sew the around the perimeter of the pocket. Be really careful not to sew through to the front of your shorts. It might be helpful to put a piece of cardboard in the leg of your shorts to make sure that you don’t accidentally thread the needle through to the front of your shorts.
The final step:
Finish sewing around the perimeter of the pocket and knot and trim any leftover thread.
Once you’ve completed the first pocket, you can decide to embellish the other one too! I personally like the asymmetrical look, so I’ve only covered one pocket. This DIY can also be applied to denim shirt pockets, jeans, dresses, and just about anywhere else you can think of that could be decorated with lace.
Here is the finished product! :)
Enjoy your new lacey creation!
Images by Elle