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Turning my Angela Wolfe Angel Jeans into Angel Jean SHORTS!


These jean shorts do not look new, he he. The first time I wore these jeans was at Spring Quilt Market this year (where it was cold and rainy) and then I came home to hot and humid Florida where it feels like it’s 97 degrees every day. After a month of wishing I could wear my Angel jeans again, I finally cut them off into knee-length shorts. 


From the very moment that I was finished slimming the legs down and sewing a nice 2” hem on my new-favorite knee length shorts, I wore them for 5 days straight. Then I washed and dried them so today I could wear them to take my kids to the zoo. This picture was taken after that.

These jeans are so comfortable! Like they were made to fit ME. Which of course, they were. 🙂

I also think it’s the wide curved waistband.


I had a really hard time taking a picture of my bum that I would feel comfortable putting on the internet, and this is the best that I could do. What I really want to show off is all the work I did distressing and topstitching these jeans. It was So. Much. Fun.


You can read more about these jeans in-process in this post here. But if you really want to learn about how to topstitch and distress jeans to make them look amazing you have to watch Angela Wolf’s Craftsy class Sewing Designer Jeans. This is Angela’s Angel Jeans pattern too, in case you couldn’t tell.

My Angel Jean shorts are not perfect, of course. I could nit-pick and tell you all the places where I goofed up. But I see worse sewing mistakes on store bought clothes all the time (my biggest pet peeve is mis-matched stripes) so I choose to love my own handmade clothes and feel happy wearing them!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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4 Comments

  1. Great shorts! I like the length much better than Bermudas, but I’d call them pedal pushers. But then, I’m old!

  2. I love seeing all the clothes you and family wear, and was really surprised when you linked to the pattern for the jeans. I kept thinking, ‘Angel jeans..I’m really out of touch.’ I don’t have many clothes, and my favorite brand is whatever fits and is on sale! May I say they fit you well, and that shows me the pattern is adaptable. Your top stitching really added a professional element to the overall look, too. And I would add that they look like what we call skimmers–longer than Bermudas, and not quite capris around here. Looking good, and I appreciate you sharing the information.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  3. It would have been hard to cut them off after all that work! They turned out great! I’ve never made jeans before.

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