Saturday, 14 January 2012

Crochet Shorts

The craft ban is over as I have now finished replacing the zip in my boot. It took forever so I am very keen to get on with all the projects I've trying not to thinking about and putting to the back of mind. Up until this week, the thought of crochet shorts had not even been on my radar but I've gone back to ballet which is truly exciting. I really don't see why I can't go back to being my 1980s Fame loving, legwarmer and dance clothes wearing happy girl apart from the fact that all my leotards, warm up stuff and scruffy old pointe shoes have long disappeared. I would love some new knitted warm up shorts which of course got me thinking perhaps I could make some or even better can I crochet some.

I found my ideal inspiration but they did look rather complicated.

So I had to look for something a little less challenging and I found a great idea from Teresa Does It where she used a crochet jumper to make some shorts. Brilliant!

I found a black crochet dress at the bottom of my wardrobe and used a pair of leggins to make a pattern.

Altogether I had four pieces of fabric: two for the front and two for the back. Sewing them up was just the same as making a simple pair of shorts.

Ideally some black 1" or 2" organza ribbon would have been ideal to thread through the top for the waist band but until I get some, I just used some red ribbon from my ribbon jar.

I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I'll have to try them out on Friday at my next ballet class.

1 comment:

  1. I love you mum and your website is the best I would love one like it but i not clever like you. Love you Lots from Josie
    P.s the first picture of the shorts are the prettiest


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