Tuesday, May 13

Shirt shorts


So I did squeeze in a little craft time last night.
I'm excited about making the kids some clothes for summer and got a head start last night with these shirt-shorts. That's a shirt I got in high school (the old baggy boy's shirt days) and I cut it into a pair of shorts for my son. I think they turned out pretty well considering the number of mistakes I make when working on a new project.
I found tutorials for this at Sew, Mama, Sew! and in Amanda Soule's book The Creative Family.

P.S. If you notice my son's shirt, you'll see my daughter's face drawing that we iron-transferred onto t-shirts for Christmas. This picture below makes the shorts look a bit scrunchy in the crotch for some reason and there's a sticker behind him that looks like it's stuck on him, but you may be able to see the face a little better.

P.P.S. Cassi has featured our play-doh cookies on The Crafty Crow today (previous features here and here) so I've gone back and updated my old post with a few tips and photos.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, that shirt has a lot of history. I totally recognized it in the first picture. When did you get it? High school or college?

Love the shorts. Makes me miss the frog-patterned shorts I made in the eighth grade...

BKicklighter said...

LOVE the shorts.
I just love reading your blog. The things you do with and for your kids really challenges me. I am so glad I "ran across" you.

Grandma G said...

Ahh... I have some old clothes that just might get a new life! :-) Thanks for the ideas!

moomer said...

Amy's right about that shirt. If only it could talk! Okay, so now I have to make something useful (and cute) out of all the clothing items that would otherwise be cast off. Makes me think of this little rhyme (source unknown):

"Use it up, wear it out.
Make it do, do without."

seemommysew said...

Great idea! I have some shirts in my closet right now that were waiting repurposing. I was going to make them into little shirts, but shorts would be sooo much easier!

Amy said...

I saw that in The Creative Family and thought that was a brilliant idea. I wish I would have seen it when the kids were a little smaller though :) They are getting too big for their britches!

michellejohnnie said...

I linked to this!