Thursday, January 24, 2013

Adult Size to Child Size Shorts Refashion

This is an oldie, but a goodie. I got these floral bottoms for $1 at walmart. They were a size 13 in juniors, obviously I was going to have to come up with something new for them. I decided to make them into size 7 girl's shorts. They turned out so cute!

So here we go!

1. Buy giant shorts to make into tiny shorts. Check!

2. Lay small shorts on top of the large shorts. Line up the center (inseam) seams.

3. Hopefully you'll luck out like I did, and be able to cut the pocket out completely (shew!).

4. Open shorts, long ways.
5. Now, we'll insert the elastic the new back casing we created when we cut the shorts on the side seams. If you don't have this option, another idea would be to sew the elastic (stretched) to the inside of the back top. I used 8" of elastic for 7/8 shorts. You may need to measure your model to make sure the correct amount of elastic is used. Or you could be lazy like me and just eyeball the orignal 7/8 shorts. :)

6. Pin elastic at ends, the sew shut 1/2 from the edge on either side.

7. Pin shorts down side seams (right sides facing each other). Then sew shut with 1/2 inch seam allowance.
8. Finish ends with zig-zag stitch or serger. :)

9. Viola!! :)