Monday, February 28, 2011

Boys pieced t-shirt pants

Confusing title huh? Don't worry, you'll see what I mean.
So in case you didn't know February was Celebrate the Boy month over at Made By Rae and MADE, if you have boys or know any that you want to make something for seriously go check it out, there are tons of ideas, tutorials, patterns etc etc etc.. I have so many ideas of things I want to make!
Anyways I had planned awhile back to make a shirt using a tutorial I had seen at I am Momma - Hear me Roar, well let's just say it didn't quite turn out like I had envisioned in my head.. I loved the look of the pieced together tshirts but it just wasn't working in shirt form for me..
Well while looking through some of the Celebrate the Boy posts I came across something very similar, pants pieced from old tshirts!!! Genius! It was a feature of Kojodesigns that was on MADE.

So I figure hey I can do that. ...maybe..
So I set about cutting out strips of tshirts.. Big B thought I was nuts for cutting up perfectly good shirts.

And laying out some strips to see what I liked.


So after quite a bit of agonizing over placement this is what I came up with, these were for my BFF's little boy.


The front. Since these are for a 1 year old, I did add an elastic waistband, the tie string is only for decoration.


The back. I left the bottom unhemmed. My friend never gave me measurements so I just had to guess and made them a little bigger than a pair of K's pants.

I do have some more scrap strips cut to make some for my boys and I was planning on waiting to post all of them at once, but I wanted to go ahead and share these.
So what do you think?

I will be linking up here
And here..


Have a great day everyone!

12 people think..:

Michelle said...

wow this is a totally different idea than I've ever seen. Pretty cool. Great job too :)

Amanda said...

What a cute idea!!! =) Wish I could sew! LOL

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a necklace from pie n the sky if you'd like to check it out. :) x
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Emily said...

They look great! I love making new things out of old tshirts. stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

They look so cute. I saw that post the other day and I have a few shirts to repurpose so maybe this would be the ideal project. thanks!

Rachel Sue said...

This is such a great idea- and a cheap way to keep kids in Pjs! I would love to feature this on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Thanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Love how they turned out!

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

I love these! I have a pile of shirts that my 7 yr old loves but are really REALLY to small and kind of yucky at this point....but it really seems to cause him pain to throw them out or donate them....this is a great solution! He also needs longer pants!

Ran into your blog from link party at the train to crazy! Now I am. A new follower! Thanks for all the links to cool boy solutions too!

Jerri
www.thrownandfired.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a great idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

What a cute idea. I have a little boy that would probably think these were great made out of a bunch of different superhero fabrics :-)
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

kirstin & jordan said...

Look how cute they turned out! LOVE them!
If you have a minute, would you add a pic to our flickr pool?
http://www.flickr.com/groups/kojodesigns/

lakoczera said...

Really cute! My boy loves sweatpants, so I may need to make some of these. I love the reggae colors too!