I went on a giant charity shop shopping spree on Saturday, to three different towns! I came back with 5 bags filled with vintage goodies - it was very satisfying! One of the shops, Cancer Research, had live mannequins in the window wearing some pretty nifty vintage outfits... definitely different to the usual window displays.
One of my purchases were these highwaisted trousers, for £5. As soon as I saw them on the hanger, I had envisaged a DIY for them - to turn them into shorts! I've been after some shorts with 'rolled up' turn-ups for a while now. I love the shape they make - its almost like a highwaisted skirt, but there will be no worries about a sudden gust of wind blowing them up (very useful in the weather we currently have).
This was the easiest DIY to date - just a case of chopping most of the trouser part off and rolling the remaining material up, with a little stitch to keep them in place.
So here are some 'before' photos...And after the transformation...