Schuyler Ellers is creating colourful shorts from what used to be material reserved for sweaters, scarves and blankets and it is fast becoming a fashion trend.
Eller’s shop on Etsy is called LordvonSchmitt and it carries the crotchet shorts, capris and pants in different kinds of styles for both men and women. Whether you like them as form-fitting bum shorts to show off your curves or you prefer flared bell-bottoms, there is something in the store for you.
The pants are handmade from recycled vintage crotchet afghans with inspiration from the 1970s and 80s .
According to Eller, “Afghan blankets are original pieces of folk art, hand-made by artisans across America since the 1960’s and well before. With scissors and a sewing machine I transform vintage crochets into wearable sculpture!”
From her base in California, Ellers produces the collections which she ships across the world. She also accepts personalised and custom orders, where the customer submits his own idea while she brings it to life.
Check out some of her designs below (Photos H/T: Etsy):