Yay! I finally got the hand sewing done. My original piece of clothing was an elasticated circle skirt with a row of buttons going down the front. It's been with me since forever and I love the print but it was time for a change. I was thinking of using it as lining but that would be a waste, wouldn't it? The good thing about this refashion was I didn't have to measure out my
|The original skirt.|
I folded the skirt into half.
|Used a pair of shorts as a template. Fold that and place on skirt. |
The top of the shorts matched the elasticated part of the skirt.
Pin, mark and cut. Allow 1cm for seam allowance.
|Cutting along the outline!|
Open up and your garment should have 2 legs and a waist! Sew along R and L legs until you reach the crotch area. Then sew R with L in the crotch area - basically you're forming a U shape.
|This was before the breakdown of my machine. Had to sew the|
crotch area by hand in the end.
|My slouchy shorts! They were made so that the|
buttons were on the side.
|I can show a bit of leg :-)|
I'm very happy with this pair of shorts - they're really comfortable in the hot and sticky weather we have in Singapore! :-)