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Pants to Shorts Refashion

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Once again (see my last post), Danny provided me with inspiration for something to make. After ripping his work pants :/ …I decided instead of tossing them in the trash I’d attempt to make something with them. In came McCall’s M6756 — and my second time using a printed pattern. (SP29)

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Because of the rip in the front, I couldn’t get enough fabric for all four pieces I was cutting, so I added a strip of blue and used the same blue fabric for the pockets. I re-used the waistband I had cut off the pants (this probably would’ve looked a lot nicer if I’d made it new, but oh well). And this was my first time sewing in a zipper(!!), so that was a challenge (especially because I was using the old waistband) but it worked for the most part :) Because the waistband was already kinda funky, I just used some Velcro for the top instead of going out and buying a hook-and-eye clasp.

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They bunch out a lot around the pockets which is really annoying — but I may give the pattern another chance and go a size up and go longer… see how that works out… but overall, not too unhappy about my first pair of shorts.

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And of course my little helper (standing on the pants before I started cutting… he always has to be the center of my attention):

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