I’ve been loving the sash short trend. Comfort disguised as chic? Count me in, always. The elastic shorts I live in every summer from J-crew served as the perfect stencil for this DIY. I love not only the comfort of these shorts, but how easy they were to make. … and if sewing shorts intimidates you, it is easy enough to just sew a matching sash to wear on your closet VIPs.
1 pair of shorts (as a stencil)
1-1.5 yards cotton fabric
1 inch elastic (~ your waist size)
- Fold your stencil shorts in half down the groin to leave the front up and the back together. Trace and cut two pieces. Add 2″ to the waist and 1″ to the bottom of the short (as pictured). Now repeat this step back face up and the front pieces together. Cut two pieces.
- Pin the two front pieces together. Sew along groin (as pictured), right sides together. Repeat for back pieces.
- Unfold and iron along the seams. Right sides together, pin and sew along the groin and sides. Again, as pictured.
- Fold, press and pin 1″ along the waist; leaving a small gap. This will be the space for your elastic. Measure your waist – 1-2 inches for a snug fit. Thread and secure. Sew along the seam to close the small gap you created.
- Using the leftover fabric, cut a strip of fabric that is 6″ wide and your waist size x 1.5 inches long. Sew along the ends, fit, and press.
And if you aren’t crafDIY, you can get the same look here:
You can get the same look here: