more utility sewing

In the last 2 weeks, I have made 4 shorts for my granddaughter(various colors - white twill, khaki broadcloth, light blue, and denim blue.)
 and three sleep shorts for my hubs(blue, burgundy, and green flannel.) No pictures - they're just loose shorts - no pockets, elastic waist. I can make one in an hour, including finding the fabric, cutting, sewing, and forcing a try-on.

The beauty part of the little girl shorts is that they are refashioned from my husband's old work shirts. He has retired, and the shirts are in very good shape - but can't be given away as is, because his name and the department insignia have been embroidered on the fabric. I have tried to rip out that embroidery, but the time isn't worth it, and I put holes in the shirt. But a long-sleeved men's shirt has quite enough fabric below the pockets for kids' shorts. If it is long-sleeved, there is enough fabric in the sleeves for small kids' shorts too. (I also save the buttons.)

In my UFO pile, I have a t-shirt refashion, a striped shirt for me, and a pink plaid shirt for my granddaughter. They have been UFOs for a while - just need the oomph to get in there and finish.
(I am deliberately NOT talking about the 9 (yes -9) quilts that are pinned to my wall unfinished. maybe someday...)


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