Upcycled Mans Shirt Boys Cargo Shorts Seamingly Part 2

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You may remember, a few weeks ago, I tested Seamingly Smitten's BOYS Classically Cool Cargo Shorts pattern, using a thrifted man's shirt I bought for a dollar?

A recap:

Seamingly Smitten's pattern designer, Jenny, adjusted her pattern slightly from her original design, to allow for deeper pockets, and an additional waistband.  I've made two more boys cargo shorts, size 5 (white) and size 12-18 months (brown), using two short sleeve man's shirts.  Both, are for gifts.  I can't wait for summer to see the little guys in these shorts...

Jenny's pattern adjustment, allows for a waistband, and contrasting fabric pockets if desired.  With my brown 12-18 month size shorts, I went with a simple jersey stretch fabric waist band, and used the same shirt fabric for each leg side pocket, with two reclaimed buttons from the front of the original shirt.

The 12-18 month shorts are obviously smaller than the white size 5 shorts, I am therefore left with more unused brown shirt fabric.  I've chosen to use the leftover brown shirt fabric, as contrasting fabric on the white shorts.  Again, with a reclaimed button for each side pocket.

Additionally, the luck you get when you dig about in the haberdashery baskets in the back of op shops, I was lucky enough to find an iron on cowboy hat motif in Salvos last week, for 50c. 

The Seamingly Smitten BOYS Classically Cool Cargo Shorts pattern is available here (go to the Boys category).  This is such a great project to do for beginners, and experienced stitchers will be able to sew a pair of boys shorts in next to no time!

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heavy hedonist said...

Very neat indeed! I approach upcycling clothes with less verve, but reading some of your back projects, I hope to gain courage to do more. My current project is turning a fancy old kid's skirt into covers for throw pillows, nothing so cool as making shorts from a shirt. Clever.

Peace, Mari

Adin B said...

I do a lot of this for my kids. It's fun having to refashion things. Pretty neat!

Jenni said...

I love the black and white contrast ones! So cool!

Silke said...

I like that. I want to try that too. I've sewn a bag and a skirt from a shirt.

Debi Bolocofsky said...

this is such a great refashion. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

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