Do you remember when I did a teaser about a pair of shorts that I made all on my lonesome.
I didn't get good pictures of the process, but I chopped up a pair of my jeans.
The jeans that I chose to cut were not worn very often, because my massive calves didn't allow them to go past my knees.
Yes, I bought them, then they shrank and not my calve, or any other part, fit.
Let's add another body part to be aware of.
Anyway. I marked right above my knee with a pen and got out the scissors.
My measuring process was pretty basic. I cut one leg, folded the pants and measured the other leg off the first.
I'm boss, I know.
From there, I kept putting them on to see where they hit, then taking them off to cut.
It was very scientific.
Then I did a small roll hem.
Once that was done I folded to the actual hem line.
It was soooo easy.
And no, my seams aren't straight.
Yes, I overlapped and kinda did something funny in the middle of the leg.
But I have shorts I actually like.
The very next day I went to Old Navy on a whim, and none of their shorts are under 3 inches.
I bought 3 pairs.
Dang you, Old Navy!