I'm back with a quick refashion using a free pattern I found online and this thrifted maternity top I picked up for $2.50. I loved the pattern and border along the bottom hem.
The shorts pattern can be found here at Elle Frost, a fashion blog with inspiration and diys, and if you jump over you'll see that the final product is different from my own. I'll explain why along the way ;).
The bottom border was what sold me on this top as the perfect piece to become shorts. I cut across at the waistline and laid the pattern pieces to make sure I'd have enough fabric(after having printed, cut out, and taped together). I used them 'loosely' as a guide when cutting out the pieces for my shorts. I didn't want to do more sewing than necessary, so I kept the side seams of the top intact and opted out of making the rounded hem and side slits that the pattern calls for. Then, all I had to sew was the front and back seam, the legs and the waistband (with elastic). Super easy! Here's how they turned out.
This is my first pair of patterned shorts and I love them! They're light and comfy for lounging around, but also for being out in the heat. I did add a little bit to the width of the pattern pieces as I knew I wanted them to fit loosely. Can't wait to make an actual copy of the original pattern with some leftovers from my stash! Hope you stop over at Elle Frost for this free pattern and more fashion inspiration :).
Hope you liked these...you can find this post and many other refashions at my blog Little Did You Know.