(Please don't judge me for the blurry pictures. It was late and my fancy-shmancy camera was charging so I had to use my phone instead.)
So remember when I mentioned that I had tons that I wanted to do and even more that I needed to do? Yeah, well, this little refashion was one of the latter. Even so, it's nice to have something crossed off of the list.
See said shorts below:
1. Cut out the crotch seam. Is crotch seam even a real thing? I'm sure you know what I mean if it isnt. There is no point in using a seam ripper because most of the fabric in this area will be sliced off later.
2. Using a dressmaker's pencil and ruler, draw a straight line down the center from right before the inseam starts to curve into the crotch seam all the way down to the hem. Pin the two layers together.
3. Sew a reinforced straight stitch down the drawn line. Trim the scraps off with about a 1/2 inch allowance and zigzag stitch over the cut edge to prevent fraying.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the reverse side. You will end up with a finished product where the center seams are almost unrecognizable.
I thought I would throw on a little fascinator for interest and voila. You're done.