This morning I was in a sewing mood. I should have been doing schoolwork, since school has unofficially started here, or practicing my flute, since band auditions are tomorrow, but I was really itching to get my hands on some cloth. That’s why I was thrilled when I found a pair of too-short dress pants in my closet.
***This is where the before picture would go if I hadn’t accidentally deleted it. :/ ***
I don’t know what gave me the idea to make them into cuffed shorts, but that’s what I did. I cut off about 21 inches from the pant legs and gathered on the side seams. Using the legs I had cut off, I snipped off the original hem (that actually wasn’t original since I had to hem the pants when I bought them), leaving a seam allowance, and took them in a bit. These would be the cuffs.
(Guess I could have let the hem out again. . . but where’s the fun in that?)
I then attached the hem part to the gathered legs and sewed. After taking out the basting, I had my shorts. :D However, I apparently shouldn’t have taken in the cuffs so much, because the leg holes were rather small. Kind of a tragedy, since I sort of like how the shorts turned out. They’re a little odd, but they definitely have personality. Oh well. . .I suppose I’ll be giving them to someone with smaller thighs than me.
This was a fun, albeit failed, refashion. I hope whoever ends up with these shorts is into exercising. If not, she might not fit these shorts for long.