I'm a big believer that if you want to change something about an item, then you probably shouldn't buy it. (I figure there are millions of options out there, so why settle?) I made an exception with these shorts though. I loved the color so much, they were just slightly too short for my liking. (See "before" picture on the left.) Since there was plenty of extra fabric in the rolled hems of the shorts, I figured it would be pretty easy to fix. I'm loving the "after" results, and I'm happy I went for it. Here's how I did it:
1. Carefully cut the threads holding the rolled hems in place.
2. Carefully cut the seam off along the bottom of the shorts. On these shorts that wound up being about a 1/4 inch, and following the seam line made it easy to ensure that the shorts didn't wind up lopsided.
3. Throw them in the washer and dryer.
4. When you pull them out, you'll have a perfect "fray." Cut off any long pieces and you are ready to rock!
It was a really easy fix and the shorts are the perfect length now. Have you ever DIYed a pair of shorts?
Shorts: Candie's c/o Kohl's, $25
Sweater: c/o LOFT, $20 (similar, similar)
Necklace: H&M, $14
Shoes: Diba/Nordstrom Rack, $40
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $49
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and Kohl's $9