Men pants to Boy shorts

Jerome had a nice pair of men slacks that I LOVE! From the color to the feel they were top on my list except that they didn't fit him. I threw them into the goodwill pile but kept pulling them out and putting them back. Finally last week I decided to just cut them up and turn them into shorts for Broc, I figured even if I messed them up it would be better to try than not to.

 They went from this:

To this:
I am so in love with the whole outfit! I could just die from the cuteness!!! 

 I was careful to follow Broc's waist measurement to the T and it turned out perfect. Get your kids measurements down on paper so you don't have to keep measuring them it has made my life so much easier!
 I use these charts.

If I were to make them again I would like to try this tutorial but for these I just winged it which really is my favorite way to do things ;0)

   I am in serious like of how the back fits and he really likes that they don't fall off so it is a win win.

 Broc is so slim I have a hard time seeing him in things that actually fit but they look good don't they?

 This whole outfit reminds me of Newsies, one of my all time favorite movies, Broc would be a heart breaker in it I'm sure ;0)

All in all a win the fit is good, not perfect but good. The zipper is a little long in the crotch area but that's because I used the original and didn't shorten it at all. I can already tell these are going to be passed down to each of my boys so I reinforced all the seams in hopes of not having to mend ...for a while anyways ;0)


  1. This is awesome!!! Love the upcycle!

  2. It turned out much better than I could have imagined!

  3. What a fabulous outfit -- I especially love the hat!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. It’s a great post! Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. (I've pinned it!)

    All the best,

    1. the hat is a hand me down from my nephew and I LOVE it!

  4. love this upcycle! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo


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