Monday, January 12, 2015

Scrappy Shorts



With holidays looming, shorts were on my must have list.  I have a total of one pair that actually fit.   The pattern would be a no brainer but fabric choice was the difficult part.  I tend to make shorts out of leftovers from previous projects and this pair was no exception.  The fabric I used for this pair was leftover from my Thurlow Capris from last year. 




I didn't actually have quite enough fabric so a piece of white cotton duck out of my stash was used for the waistband and fly facing.  I was just able to squeeze out belt tabs and had to be a little miserly with the pocket facing.



For the pocket bags I cut up an old valance.  The zip was also rescued from old trousers and matched the brown spots.  The buttons which surprisingly are a perfect match, were also rescued off an unloved garment.




I cut the shorts, Thurlows, to a size 4, but ended up running them in at the sides a lot.  Next time I will make a size 2.

All in all this project cost me nothing.  I think they are set to become firm favourites.

6 comments:

  1. These are adorable. I love the contrasting fabrics and the style. They look like high end surf or resort wear. The top is a perfect match too.

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    1. Thank you. The top was actually a happy accident and has been in my wardrobe for a couple of years now. It remains one of my favourite styles.

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  2. Great use of scraps!!! These look like you bought them from a boutique.

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    1. Thank you! I get a real sense of achievement making something out of nothing.

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  3. Really good way to use up scraps - and they look great!

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  4. Nicely done. They look like purchased boardies.

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