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Black shorts lying on the floor with a monstera plant next to it. On the left pocket there are some dandelions embroidered, with fluff blowing away. The text Pimp your shorts with embroidered dandelions is written across the picture on the right, with the logo of meme georgette next to it.

Pimp your shorts with embroidered dandelions

Try as I might, I can't remember when exactly I bought these shorts. But I do know for sure that it was more than 10 years ago, as you can see in the picture below. And that they have been my faithful summer friend ever since, that's a given fact as well.

Zoom in on billboard to show this picture is from 2011

But after spending each summer together for more than a decade, these shorts were no longer as black as they used to be, and started to look a bit worn. Time to give them a proper facelift.

Black shorts with washed look

Pimp my shorts. And what better way than to embroider some dandelions on one of their pockets?

Pimp your shorts: embroider dandelions on top

Ready to pimp your own pair of shorts as well? Embroidering dandelions isn't as hard as it looks. You can easily do so yourself as follows:

  1. Trace the pattern on water soluble transfer paper, or print it on Magic Paper.
  2. Pin or stick your pattern on your garment. Make sure to place it exactly right, so the dandelions are in the right spot.
    Dandelion pattern traced on water soluble paper and placed on shorts pocket
  3. Get your embroidery floss, and start embroidering on the pattern with 1 thread (or more if you want thicker flowers). Which stitches to use where is explained in the pattern instructions.Water soluble transfer paper in use
  4. Ready? Run some water over it to solve the soluble paper.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Wear with pride.

Black shorts with white dandelion flowers embroidered on left pocket

My pimped shorts are definitely ready to serve at least 10 more years. I'm just wondering whether I should embroider some dandelions on the back as well. Or maybe I should wait a decade to do so...

Do you have a pair of shorts lying around that could do with a facelift? Embroider some dandelions on top, using my pattern, or drop me a line, and together we can find a solution.

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