Saturday, 2 February 2013

new shorts for mum

here's the latest entry to the refashion coop: from these boy's pants to pants for mum

I always liked these shorts from my trendy 19 year old son. Unfortunately, he broke to metal clip so stopped wearing them.
Amazingly, they almost fit me except for hips etc, so I thought I would try to save them.
I undid the waist band and the side seam, which wasnt as horrible as it could have been. I kept the belt loops attached to the waist band.
Then i went searching for matching fabric but boring grey wasnt to be found, so opted for this girly print instead.
To take advantage of the extra matching fabric in the pocket added an insert into the pocket and then added more to the side seam to make the back part match. I also put a bit more fabric across the top as a bit more fabric there covers the knickers!
I had to take in the back waist a bit to allow for a more female waist.
Then I added matching fabric to the waist band front .
This is what I ended up with;

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