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A Cut Above

do it yourself boy shorts!
Photos: Courtesy of Evlove Intimates

Parenthood has done a number on your sex drive. But if hammer pants and Lorenzo Lamas can make a comeback, so can your libido.

Kick it into gear by turning your favorite pair of sweatpants into sizzling boy shorts.

Local lingerie designer Jenny Dombroski of Evlove Intimates shows you how.

Materials
Sweatpants
Ruler
Chalk
Scissors
Iron and ironing board
Hemming tape
Lace trim
Parchment paper
Ribbon
Safety pin

1. Lay the sweatpants flat and measure your desired length (the inseam should be between one and a half and three inches); adding a curved slit at the outer leg is optional. Draw the cut line with chalk.

2. Fold the sweatpants in half lengthwise and cut from the inseam outward.

3. Slide one leg of the shorts onto your ironing board. Line the hemming tape along the bottom edge and place lace on top, covering the tape. Put parchment paper over it all and iron for eight seconds to adhere the lace. Repeat with other leg.

4. Remove drawstring from shorts. Replace with a ribbon (use the safety pin to guide it through).

Now you don’t have to sweat it.


Want to look sultry without getting crafty? Buy Evlove lingerie online at evloveintimates.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Evlove Intimates
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W Roscoe St
@ N Leavitt St
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773-327-5123
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@ 33rd St
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312-929-2486
700 E Grand Ave
@ the Navy Pier
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312-527-1000
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