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Old fashioned new shorts

8 Sep

Among this Summer good intentions there was one about getting rid of old clothes. I’ve got plenty of old trousers which not only don’t fit me anymore but are also very old-fashioned. 

So I decided, instead of spending money for a pair of new bermuda shorts to transform an old pair of bell bottom trousers. 

I cut the legs and used a bit of the left over fabric to enlarge the waist area as seen in a tutorial on the web….

My shorts are Nemo approved! 

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Once were… Trousers

20 May

I had this pair of brown trousers which have been left unused in the closet for a zillion years because…. well, basically because they didn’t fit me anymore! Sigh… 😦

So I decided to try an experiment: cut them at the knee and with the remnant enlarge both sides. I was inspired by an old pair of jeans that I bought almost 20 years ago in Carnaby Street, London, during a study-holiday. Well, in that case the inserts were made of cotton printed with “Stars and Stripes”… 😐

It took me quite a while to complete the task because first I had to do a lot of unstitching. Then I pinned the sides and adjusted them to fit me, and, at last I sew the whole.

It was my first time trying something so “complicated” but I think it didn’t come out too bad, after all.  Anyway, I added a belt to conceal the little imperfections… and here are my brand new re-styled trousers-turned-bermuda! And they also fit pretty well now. 😀

bermuda

Trousers turned into Bermuda shorts

From Trousers to Bermuda shorts....
From Trousers to Bermuda shorts…. view from the side.
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