Shirt + Pants = Shorts
Added Jun 4, 2010
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.
Old pants, old shirt, and some notions.