Real-Leather Elastic Waist Shorts and American Footballer's ...

Added Aug 8, 2012

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland

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Description

Don’t ask me how did I end up from one XL sized men’s vest with a pair of shorts and vest. It just happened dolls. Went to my weekly thrift dose when I found this oversized men’s vest with the tags on for €5…got the rush yes. It shall be mine I thought.

I had this Stretch Drawstring Shorts-5/2010 Stretch Drawstring Shorts #121A-saved up already and so I put it into good use. http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/52010-stretch-drawstring-shorts

Only altered the length of it as it was a bit two short for my not to sexy legs. I blame mom for that. The size of the vest allowed me not only to make a pair of shorts out of it but to keep the rest and use it as one of those shoulder-things on footballers or Ellen Ripley in Alien 3…the Resurrection of thrifted vest. I cheated with the seem allowance a lil bit as I had to work with very limited amount of fabric if ya know what I mean. I found it hard to sew over leather as it sticks to the presser foot so I used a sheet of tissue and I sewn over it to prevent stretching out or damaging the leather. Need to loose that belly though..sexey.

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Material Notes

Real Leather

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Shorts

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/real-leather-elastic-waist-shorts-and-american-footballers-inspired-vest