Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Floral Thurlow Shorts


While at Lincraft's 50% off fabric sale last month, Courteney spotted this lovely floral, light weight stretch denim and requested a pair of shorts.  This was not entirely what I had in mind for my $10 bonus voucher but with very little else inspiring me at the time, 2 metres managed to make it's way home with me.  



Courteney really liked the shape and fit of my favourite Thurlow shorts.  While my generosity did not extend to giving her my much loved floral shorts, I did agree to make her an identical pair in a floral print.  


Because the print is so busy, we left off the back pockets.  I cut the internal waistband out of some white cotton duck from my stash to stabilize the waistband and prevent it stretching out.  The zip was also from my stash as was the button closure.  All of those spare buttons from rtw clothing do come in handy for such projects.


These were a really quick make because no additional alterations were needed.  She is really happy with the outcome and I am sure these will get a ton of use over the remaining summer. 

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on two scores - great shorts, and getting your daughter to wear home sewn clothes!

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    1. At 17, she is quite happy to make anything I wear especially as it means I am also paying for it!

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  2. Really cute -- I love that fabric!

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  3. These are very cute shorts and I love them worn with the denim jacket. So lovely that your daughter will wear your home sewn clothes. That must make you very happy.

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    1. I think we have probably been through the whole aversion to home made. This way she gets to look individual!

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  4. Such cute teenager shorts! And my favourite part is that she still likes you to make her clothes - I hope that continues with my daughter too!

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    1. Unfortunately there is a shortage of teenager appropriate clothing stores (budget friendly and edgy) around these parts and they all end up dressed as clones. She likes that my clothing makes are individual and her friends often ask where they come from. The secret is to make what they want to wear.

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