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Try on the shorts & then mark about where you would like to cut the scallop pattern (I used an eye liner pencil to make a distinct mark)

Try on the shorts & then mark about where you would like to cut the scallop pattern (I used an eye liner pencil to make a distinct mark)

I used the lid to a spray can a a template for the semi-circle for consistency. Also, using the straight edge, draw a line across to keep them  evenly positioned.

I used the lid to a spray can a a template for the semi-circle for consistency. Also, using the straight edge, draw a line across to keep them evenly positioned.

Now, the nervous part, cutting. I suggest clamping the front & back together or getting a firm hold on both pieces.

Now, the nervous part, cutting. I suggest clamping the front & back together or getting a firm hold on both pieces.

Completed cut & I didn't screw it up.

Completed cut & I didn't screw it up.

Time to brave the other leg. To keep things completely consistent , place what was cut from the other leg on the remaining leg. Once it's lined up perfectly just trace the pattern on & then cut.

Time to brave the other leg. To keep things completely consistent , place what was cut from the other leg on the remaining leg. Once it's lined up perfectly just trace the pattern on & then cut.

Final product but you do have the option to hem the cuts which I may do once I have the appropriate color thread. ENJOY:)

  • Shorts
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Straight Edge
  • Circle template