Although the weather here in western Oregon simply can't make up its mind, I am going ahead and clearing out the winter clothes and figuring out summer wear for the kiddos. The Drama Queen wants shorts because "my other pants make me all hot and sweaty and dis-gust-ing." Last year, she had the cutest knee-length shorts in a variety of colors and styles; but apparently this year, shorts styles have gone the abundantly-short-and-skanky route. No daughter of mine is going to wear shorts that could double as underwear! Noticing that several pairs of jeans were going into the "getting-too-short" pile, I decided to make those into shorts for my girl.
Here's how. First, have your girly put the jeans on and mark on each leg about where you want the shorts to fall. I used a Sharpie 'cuz I'm classy like that. Cut off the jean legs at the mark. (Save the jean legs for a future project. Let them sit around in a messy pile for a while. Realize that you are never going to get to the yet-undetermined project. Throw them away!)
Easy. Cute. Very washable. These particular shorts are her new faves and have gone through the wash several times already without falling apart.
Oh, and not skanky at all...