Thursday, July 28, 2011

beaded shorts

finally done
...and ready to wear!

... Remember many moons ago when I stained with tea a pair of khaki shorts gone bad?

... Since the tea stain was a success, I decided to give them a "facelift" and this is how they turned out after I started to work on these, but for one reason or another, being left in a corner for almost a month.
Yesterday we had a thunderstorm here, and then it was a little too cold and foggy for the beach: perfect day to finish my project!

gryphon shorts:

Inspired by a pair of Gryphon shorts, I got my sequins, beads and thread out and started sewing.
After being done with the first leg, I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the other leg symmetric or not.
I opted out for a non-symmetry since I know myself well enough that if it didn't turned out exactly 100% symmetric it would drive me insane. (OCD, anyone?)

Random is a better option, sometimes!!

This project is a bit time consuming (about 5 hours total), but hey, a heck of a way to make your khaki shorts look waaaayyyy different!

xox, d.

will *<:) party here!


  1. WOW those are beautiful! You are so talented Donatella, it blows my mind! Now you have such gorgeous couture beaded shorts!! I wish I could do this. I've never tried sewing beads/sequins....

  2. How creative! I love it! So worth all the effort!

  3. Fabulous shorts! and well worth the 5hrs I'd say!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. The shorts are so cute and look fun to wear.


  5. What a cute idea! I love me some sparkles!! Would love for you to link up at my party HERE if you have time! Have a great Wed!

  6. What a creative idea... and a lot of work! And I must agree; if it isn't perfect, random is the way to go!

  7. Wonder if i could use fabric glue for the sequins?

    I can't set still 5 hours LOL


  8. Love it! I'm going to start beading a belly dance costume soon and will be using sequins and beads as well. I might have to practice on some shorts too!


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