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Topic: The MOST Comfy Tee Shirt Gauchos Ever  (Read 24654 times)
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« on: January 18, 2009 03:39:33 PM »

I always have a few dozen really big oversized tee shirts hanging around that people give me, from concerts, from the hubby or that I find at the thrift stores. I finally found a sweet tutorial on here on how to turn them into shorts or gauchos.
I modified and altered it a bit, but here's my own version! I am making them for my friend who is 4 months pregnant and is finding her pants don't fit anymore! The soft stretchy waistband is her favorite! I stitched my pants w/ a rolled hem on my serger but you can flat serge it or just straight stitch them- what ever you prefer! Enjoy my photos:

Start with you big ol' tee shirt and lay it out flat.

Chop the sleeves and right down the center and your outter seams (below armpits).

Cut a straight line just below the collar.

Serge or stitch your inner crotch seams.

Open up your pieces and lay right sides together.

Serge or stitch your inseam.

Open up pant legs and sew inner and outter leg seams.

Turn right side to. Hang in there! You're almost done!!

Cut a band at 16" Tall (or what ever height you desire) I make my band 1 inch less than the shorts waist band so that it has some 'hug' to it. I also make mine bands around 16" so that they can be folded in half.

Voila! Your pants are done!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 03:43:46 PM »

Wow thanks for the tute!!
They look great and really comfy!

« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 03:58:23 PM »

wow thanks for the great tut!  I love how the design landed on the sides. Great wasitband too.  i think I will have to try this with some of my hubby tees. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 04:01:50 PM »

Thank you so much! It's fun to make the waistbands out of stretch lace, too. It is kinda cool how the patterns on the shirts end up on the sides, too.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 06:15:23 PM »

Oh my gosh, I am going to have to make a pair of these.  Gauchos are the most comfortable pants in existence.

Thank you so much for the tute!  I will definitely try this.

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009 08:11:29 PM »

That is another great idea that i've seen for recycling shirts!
Nice job! I might have to do that to a few oldies that I have lol!

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009 09:01:57 PM »

Wow!! Great Tut. I'm definately going to have to try this!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 07:39:19 AM »

As soon as I saw these I had to have a pair, I am also pregnant and yep at that awkward time where everything I try on looks as though it may a, split at the seams  b, tightly encase me forever c, need cutting off me.

I also as it happens have a ton of Large t-shirts that I need to use or lose, so thank you so much for this post, you're an angel xxx 

Cue to me 10 mins later wearing my very own pair - MMMh these really are comfy!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 09:50:21 AM »

Great idea, and thanks for the tutorial!  I have a friend who is pregnant too, and I've already modified some of her old jeans to fit her.  I think chopping up some old tshirts will be in order as well!

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009 11:57:13 AM »

I love these! I gotta go make some!

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