With apologies to Mr. Hammer

You remember these, right?


Well, they’re back! And they’re better than ever!


Because they are now shorts! Which makes me want to, um, jump for joy.


They’re still as pleated as ever, they’re still as acid washed as they were originally, but now that they’re shorts, they’re downright funky.


It’s an extreme makeover, Hammer pants edition. And it’s a miracle that they turned out as well as they did. I’m not going to lie to you, I was worried there for a minute.

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  • Reply Melissa (the real one) May 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Was hoping you’d belt them. They look awesome:-)

  • Reply K-L May 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Okay, so they do look pretty alright!

  • Reply Melissa May 3, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Haha that’s awesome.

    I’m pretty sure you are one of a very select few that could pull those off.

  • Reply quelle May 3, 2010 at 11:30 am


  • Reply lisa May 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    It’s not the shorts that are the miracle (although they look great on you post-alteration)–it’s the fact that you didn’t crop your face out of the last photo. Omg!

  • Reply hauteworld May 4, 2010 at 5:00 am

    What a makeover! A definite improvement… now my question is, are you going to do anything with the remaining material? ;-)

  • Reply slk May 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I don’t know.
    They look good when you’re jumping!

  • Reply erin May 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    kelsey! i love them! great vision!

  • Reply Anya May 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Love them! Hammertime!

    But what I really want to know is: who is your tailor? Amazing work!

  • Reply Nicole May 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

    this is awesome Kelsey! I love that the pleats are still there, it makes for great movement when you wear those shorts. I love that pic of you leaping in the air too btw haha. You could totally have your own reality fashion TV show called Extreme Makeover – Fashion Edition where you take vintage pieces and turn them into something completely new and different. I would totally watch that.

  • Reply Alinka Johnson May 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I love the shorts girl! Super cute!!! I am also surprised to read that you were scared it would come out wrong–you always seem perfectly confident on your edits. You know, I would love to see any pieces that you feel “went astray” if they exist. Maybe then I won’t feel so bad. :)

    Loves it!!!

  • Reply Kelsey May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Melissa — I owe you big time for these bad boys.

    K-L — Shocking, but true!

    Melissa — No way! Anyone can pull them off. You’ve just got to rock them.

    Quelle — I’ve got Melissa to thank for them!

    Lisa — I know! Leaving my head in the photo? It’s craziness!

    Hauteworld — If I were that crafty, maybe I’d make something with the leftover material. But alas…

    SLK — What doesn’t look good when you’re jumping?

    Erin — Why thankya!

    Anya — I go to Oakridge Tailors on Cambie.

    Nicole — I love your idea of spinning this into a TV show. Now you’ve got my brain a twirlin’.

    Alinka — Ooooooh… some of my pieces that have gone astray? I’ll have to see if I can drum something up. But you know what? When you’re getting things professionally tailored, it’s pretty much foolproof.

  • Reply a stylized hysteria May 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Those are 2 legit 2 quit! :D They look awesome on you- great idea chopping them!

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