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DIY - Weird Shorts to Cute Skirt

So I found this semi-disgusting pair of shorts at my favorite thrift store in all of Chicago (oddly the mustard square-neck t-shirt paired with it is from there too!) 

I actually saw recently over on Annika's blog from The Pine Needle Collective (who I follow and I think is super-adorable!) that she had found a pair of "skirt shorts" and was asking people on her blog what she should do with them.

 I fell in love with the color and style of the pattern even though they're golfers. 
To me, it was a no-brainer as to what I was going to do with them - make them into a skirt! This is super-quick and can be done in about an hour or so. You can do this with virtually any pair of shorts. 
First, rip open the seams with a seam-ripper up to the rise of the shorts. 

 Next, I pin together the vertical seam where I just ripped it to align it to a straight hem. 

 Pinning from the rise, align pins where you intend to sew. You want to make sure you sew inside where the rise …