I was given a few pairs of shorts that my dad was done with the other day. On the other hand, Rex only has a couple of pairs of shorts that fit him for the summer. I decided that we'd make grandpa's shorts Rex's shorts. Here he is, proud of the fact that grandpa's shorts now fit him.
I used Dana's pants pattern. I lined it up carefully so that I could keep the existing hems on the bottom. I just made sure the inseam was the length of a pair of shorts that currently fits him.
To add a little more character I stitched a number 4 on the edge of the shorts. I have admired THESE pants with the messy number stitching on them, so I tried to mimick them. I ironed on some fusible interfacing on the inside of the shorts where the number would be stitched (since the shorts were super thin and I planned on doing a lot of stitching).
I doubled up the floss and made a lot of small stitches. It took a while, but it's work you can do while watching TV.
There's really no trick to it. It's a messy look and you can just come in and out with the floss wherever it looks right to you.
I have a few more pairs to make him. It's really nice to be able to reuse the old clothing so I can give him a summer wardrobe for free. Thank you grandpa!
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