And, if you are here for the first time.... Welcome Melly Sews and Boy, Oh, Boy, Oh, Boy! readers! I'm assuming you want to check out the Hawaiian shorts that I made for my son, Cai! I will show you how I transformed a button down to create a cute waistband AND turn the shirt into shorts keeping the side seam in tact!
Baggies which guest posted on Project Run & Play in June! It was such an honor to be there, and really, these are my son's favorite shorts, so making more was much needed.
I wanted to retain the side seams, especially at the bottom of the shirt.
Pin the slanted edges together. Sew this slanted edge.
NOW... you are ready for the button waistband ... long intro. I love you if you are still with me!
I ended up using 3 buttons across, but you will need to lay yours out across your shorts and measure you child's waist. Mine was like 10.5 for a 2T waist. I took in the sides at the pocket seams to make the 3T pattern a little smaller. When cutting your placket out, leave about an 1.5 towards the top. Your actually waistband will be just the placket, but you need to fold the excess under the back.
Go check out the rest of the outfit, including the Vintage Vneck pattern from Melly Sews that I used to shrink a men's v-neck to a boy's v-neck!