DIY tiered lace shorts

1.28.2011
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I fell completely in love when I saw the Isabel Marant tiered lace shorts from her Spring ’11 Collection (via style.com), I just had to make a pair of my own.  And recently, I stumbled upon a photo of Rumi Neely (via fashiontoast.com), styling herself in a black pair, which felt so effortless.
I’m not much of a girlie girl… but I do love my lace. Why not take something so feminine, like lace, and mix it with something menswear inspired, like a short.  It feels so modern, and definitely can be worn in so many ways.  It can be paired with an oxford shirt and boots to take a more boyish route… or go all out feminine with a romantic top and heels.  This project was pretty simple, I guess the hardest part for me was waiting for the glue to dry… I get so antsy… I just wanted to throw them on! 

44 comments:

Elle said...

love!

Juley said...

Aimee! You're genius.


I'm going to feature you on my blog.

Carefree Existance said...

Love your presentation :)

swellmayde said...

all: thanks guys!

juley: feeling blessed, thanks you!... hopefully we can collaborate somehow one day :)

Cybelle e Fabi said...

That looks amazing!!!!Great idea!!!Xoxox Cybelle & Fabi

http://www.fromustwoyou.com/

H-S said...

damn your blog is totally stunning...
follow and i put it into mr blogroll..

http://deluxshionist.blogspot.com/

Love from Indonesia
HS

Eunice Yooni Kim said...

i absolutely love that you're diy-ing things. instant add to my google reader.

Jess said...

That is so clever! They look so perfect!

x

Federica said...

woooooow! great idea! :) I like your blog very much, I follow you!

Kisses
Federica

http://laragazzadaicapellirossi.blogspot.com/

Adrianna Traxler said...

love those shorts!!

Petiteélégant said...

Wow I am glad to run into your blog. Very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Ah this is so lovely!

Question: how much lace did you use and what was the width of the lace?

Kathleen Carla. said...

oomg, i JUST bought lace shorts, dangit i should have seen this DIY sooner haha. wow your DIY projects are AMAZING, can you do one for shorts with a scallop design on the bottom? i've been trying to find a pair but no luck.
i love your blog, am now following you on blog lovin'! :)

<3, Kathleen.

swellmayde said...

all: thank you for visiting and the for beautiful comments! means so much to me!!

anonymous: i used about 4 yards of lace... if you're in LA, the garment district has great trim stores... and you can always bargain with them (esp. when buying multiple yards)... i think this lace was only $2.50/yd. And the width you may need to gauge according to what shorts you end up using, but for reference my lace was about 3" in width

calla said...

wow! those look wonderful!

xo
www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com

calla said...

can you pleeeease tell me where you got non-stretch shorts this short from? i'm trying to find a pair but all of them are running shorts w/ spandex!!! :(


xo
calla

www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com

cleartheway said...

You are right! These are GREAT!

- Kate from CleartheWay

vanessa said...

dude. you have the best DIYs!

Nancy said...

love these! really good DIY

Anonymous said...

Great shorts
where are your seams
does the glue hold up or did you later add a stitch?

dags said...

if you don't live in L.A. Alchemylace on Ebay has great trim for a great price.

Aimee said...

anonymous: thank love!! there is only one seam on one of the side seams... i actually glued it down... then later hand sewed it for a cleaner look. let me know if you have any other questions! thanks! :)

swellmayde said...

dags: thanks for the great tip!! :)

Erynn Naccarelli said...
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swellmayde said...

hi erynn!!

thanks for the sweet comment... i couldn't seem to connect to your blog, so hope this answer finds you somehow :)

I used a slightly stretch pair of shorts, which i do NOT recommend... what i would recommend is a pair of silk or satin shorts (non-stretch fabric).... maybe look in the pajama or lingerie dept. let me know if you have any other ques!

+ aimee +

Rylez said...

OMG OMG THANK YOU!!!
i wanted a pair of these since i saw the pink pointelle tiered lace juicy couture shorts. of course i was TOO LAZY TO ORDER ANY... so they stopped making them before i got the chance to order them online....

now i stumble across this.... YAYZ!

Meghan said...

this is so awesome, I need to find white or pale pink shorts and lace RIGHTNOW!

<3Meghan

LAURA said...

love! love! loove!
definitely going to make one like this!

http://velvetavenue.blogspot.com/

lindsay weasley said...

where did you find zipless buttonless shorts? i LOVE this DIY but can't find the right shorts to make it work :/

tiny dancer said...

Such a fabulous DIY!!! I'm completely in love with it - I must try this (I'm always on the outlook for some lace shorts). Adoring your blog - Found you via Fancy Teacup :)

Your newest follower,
Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Supriya said...

This is so pretty..I am soon going to try this! :)

Anonymous said...

why use a non stretch fabric? what fabric would u recommend?

Cynthiia<3

xoxolizlettsxoxo said...

I just had to blog this that is amazing! So chic!

Reka said...

Love this idea! We featured it in our article, check it out at http://xaxii.com/article?art=do-it-yourself---frugal-fashionista

thewantwardrobe said...

OMG! love it! i bought a pair at forever21 and wear it every chance I get.

Cat

//tomatoeggs. said...

they look so cute!!

Ruby said...

Those are so cute. So easy to make too! Thanks.
Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

Anonymous said...

Where did you find such cute lace? I haven't been able to find any that doesn"t look cheap.

Vief said...

Oh I love this one too! Couldn't decide to buy one, but this makes it a lot easier: I just gonna make one myself! :D thanks!
xo Vief
www.theinspirinator.blogspot.com

Vief said...

Oh I love this one too! Couldn't decide to buy one, but this makes it a lot easier: I just gonna make one myself! :D thanks!
xo Vief
www.theinspirinator.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What is the brand of your lace? and where did you perchase it? I love these. Very good job!

Anonymous said...

I'm in love gonna make some black ones:)

Hannah said...

Oh my god I love this ♥

Antonette said...

What type of glue did you use?

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