Shirt + Pants = Shorts

Added Jun 4, 2010

by bugsymalone1102

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A friend gave me the cut-off legs of some old pants of his, and I used them to make these shorts. The sides are made from business shirt sleeves, from this shirt I got for a quarter at a thrift store. The belt loops are seam binding that I avoided using as such, and I used white piping on the pockets. I thought the pockets would be the hardest part, but the crotch was. Boy, did I have issues with it! It was way too tight on one side, and I had to keep adding fabric. It looks decent, and you can’t see it when I’m standing up, so I guess I did an OK job (it’s a mess on the inside, though). I topstitched with a double needle! Yay. :) The closure is a long zipper on the right side.

Material Notes

Old pants, old shirt, and some notions.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

For
Unisex
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Beach, Business, Casual, Other, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Blends, Shirting

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.34 PMby sigrid

    They look amazing!

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