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Shorts for my Dad

Added Jul 30, 2012

by elfka

Kraków, Poland






This was like reconstruction or replica sewing. My Dad had this very old shorts made by my Mom in 90s. And he loved them, but he put on weight a little bit so he couldn’t wear them any more. We disassembled them and I made pattern from them, enlarged them and made almost identical shorts. I hope he will like them.

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    Aug 15, 2012, 03.43 PMby chicaroja

    i may be a total sap, but your story of reconstructing your dad’s favorite shorts actually made me cry! hehe. they are great! did he cry too? :)

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      Oct 17, 2012, 09.36 AMby elfka

      Yes, from laughter :D Sorry, I’m joking of course :) But when I send them to him it was too big! Finally I altered it and it’s all good now.

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    Jul 30, 2012, 11.53 PMby jennyrecorder

    I think he will love them, the piping is very impressive. He likes his shorts, very short doesn’t he- saucy fella!

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    • Elfka3_large

      Jul 31, 2012, 07.52 AMby elfka

      Indeed, they’re very short :). In the city I leave, men don’t wear such short shorts, but in the small town in the mountains, where my father lives – it’s normal.

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    Jul 30, 2012, 10.41 PMby Mary Athey

    i.m sure he.ll be thrilled with them. done a great job. x

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      Jul 31, 2012, 07.50 AMby elfka

      Thank you a lot! Just send them.

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    Jul 30, 2012, 10.28 PMby jacquipardue

    these are great! I like the piping/trim—it’s the perfect amount of embellishment for men’s shorts. Great job!

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      Jul 31, 2012, 07.50 AMby elfka

      Thank you. It’s not classic pipping, it’s just cotton tape. In fact harder to use that pipping, as you need to be very careful to leave equal width of it on the right side all around the short :)

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