Saturday, April 01, 2017

Hawaiian Shirts to Summer Shorts

I was given these funky hawaiian shirts, both from Hilo Hattie.
I wanted to make shorts for the summer out of both, like I did with another button up shirt in the past.  I love those shorts.  Super comfy and easy to wear.
I made the pattern by tracing a pair of beach shorts that I love.  

Here is victim #1:

Just like that, they became shorts!

Victim #2:

Another pair!

We finally got some warmish weather, so I got to wear both of these out this week.  These will be perfect when the weather gets hot.  Nice and easy, breezy.

I have a bunch of these hand me down shirts.  I have a feeling I may make a few more pairs of shorts because they are so easy and comfortable. I need to push my refashion talents and try to make a top or skirt out of some of the others.

I love having so many old, gifted clothes to play with!

On another note ... I have been reluctant to come on here and post some of my newer refashions.  I have a few waiting to be posted and all of these were done prior to the death of my beautiful, loyal dog, Mississippi.  She is in so many of these refashion pics, like my shadow.  Always lying in the background next to me.  I miss her so much.  Words cannot even begin to explain.  14 years was such a long time.  It is so hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful spirit.  The best companion a girl could ever ask for.
I love you, Mississippi.
I will miss you forever.


Unknown said...

I am so sorry about your dog.

jenny_o said...

I'm sorry about your furry girl. I've left a comment on your blog.

I Can Work With That said...

Those shorts are fabulous. The pattern and design look so great together. Very nice.
I am so sorry about Mississippi, my husband and I cried over our old dog more than we ever cried before. It's awful to say goodbye.
Chickie EOD

Catherine1216 said...

So sorry about your dog. It is so hard to say goodbye to our fur babies.

Great refashion. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like and it is horrible, just horrible. I want to say it gets better, but mostly it just fades for periods of time. I can start to talk about my own furry son who died five years ago, and I feel just as sad as I did back then, only I just don't feel that way EVERY DAY anymore. :( Mississippi looks like a great dog. Thank you for sharing. I'm sorry. :(

Unknown said...

Thank you all for your kind words and sympathy <3