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kianee
« on: July 05, 2008 12:19:44 PM »

Fleamarket-time is glorious time, I tell you. I found this huge "Casual Friday" thing that was given me for almost nothing. Since I shrunk one of the kid's pants in the wash today  Roll Eyes , he had to have another one.

The project went from an L-sized Hawaiian shirt:


to very easy (thanks again Petchy for the wonderful ten-minute-pants-tutorial!), very nice summer pants for my little boy:


The buttons still open!  Grin I love the thing, it's cotton and very cool on the skin. Perfect for summer. I know it's a bit wonky in places, but I'm still a sewing beginner...
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008 12:28:04 PM »

wow...if me and my sewing machine got along ...wonderful things could be made..

I love the shorts..great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008 12:40:37 PM »

those are soo cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008 02:17:07 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 02:35:05 PM »

what a great idea! I love how you left the buttons on the side- too cute!
These look like great summer shorts/pants for a boy
love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 07:57:50 PM »

Those are great!  I have several shirts that I bought for Cheytown dresses for my girlies, but I just might have to make my boy some pants instead.  Great idea!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008 08:21:39 AM »

Thats soooo freaking awsome! Can you give us a mini tute on how you cut it so that the buttons still work? I *** need *** to do that for my 4 year old! NEED! Its THAT COOL!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 01:54:38 AM »

I've hit this rocks.  The fabric is excellent.  god I wish I could find something like that for DS.  Have some red cotton - thinking about having a go and doing some bleaching.  thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008 06:24:12 PM »

I love the pants, and the fact that the buttons still open really was inspired (and inspiring!) - I'm planning a few button-down-the-side pairs now.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2008 08:23:28 PM »

REALLY CUTE!  Yes, can you give us a pattern or tutorial?Huh
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