Here’s a project my daughter, Madeline, did over the weekend with a pair of red jeans we found at a garage sale for $1. She has been looking for some red jeans to make into high waisted shorts and these were perfect for what she had in mind. Here they are before:

red pants

She just cut off the pant legs and hemmed them.

cut off pant legs

After trying a couple of times to make the legs even lengths, she decided it would be a good idea to measure. {She learns more quickly than I do!} Here’s how they look now:

red shorts

She’s wearing them with a shirt she made in her fashion design class last semester.

red shorts with blue & white shirt

I love that she has the vision to see the potential in things. :)

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9 Responses to Thrifted Jeans to Shorts

  1. She did a great job! They look fabulous. It’s great to be able to see potential in things like that.

  2. How very clever of her. She did a great job ans she’s the cutest little thing :)

  3. Jessie says:

    wow those look great.. I never would have looked at those and thought how cute of shorts they would make. I gotta find me some red jeans!

  4. She did an awesome job! Great find! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-11.html

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  5. [...] the red jeans my daughter found at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago? She turned them into these high waisted shorts. Here’s what I did with one of the legs from that pair of [...]

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