Hello Readers. Warm weather is here and that means I need to make some shorts. I wanted shorts with a higher waist to secure my tummy. (Maybe I need to do some sit-ups.) Either way I made some simple classic khaki shorts. I didn't have any and they match everything, right?
These khaki pants belonged to my daughter, who is taller than I am. The waistband is high enough to keep my mommy tummy covered. That's great but you can see there is a lot of extra fabric puddling up at my feet. The pants were loose, but that is perfect for making shorts.
I cut off most of the pant legs just to get them out of the way. I made the waistband fit better by making a new side seam on each side. I took out more fabric at the waist than I did in the leg of the shorts. I wanted the leg of the shorts to have room to move and I didn't want it to be tight when I sat down. If the shorts were too fitted around the thigh, they would be super tight when I sit down and my legs spread out. And they would ride up and give me a wedgie that I would have to adjust whenever I got up. And that is so annoying. It took me a while to realize shorts needed to be looser in the leg than other pants, like jeans for example.
When I got the fit right, I hemmed the legs to a length I liked.
The long sleeved shirt was great but short sleeves would be better for this time of year. I made a t-shirt with cap sleeves by cutting off the sleeves. I also took some extra fabric out of the sides and made new side seams. I hemmed all the cut edges when I was done.
I admit, this is not a very exciting outfit.
This is a "mom relaxing at home" outfit. I was just sitting in the shade. My son was telling me all about the road he is building in the sandbox. He was taking it a lot more seriously than the guys who built my house, that's for sure.
The rest of my summer days will look a lot like this, I hope.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
*Year end update-I wore these shirts all summer. They were perfect. The shirt was great for work too.