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Burke is built just like his dad- long and lean. It’s adorable (gotta love that metabolism!), but hard to outfit.
I have a whole drawer of 2T pants that are high-water length, but loose in the waist. This week I took matters into my own hands and turned a pile of Too-Short-Pants into cuffed shorts (great for simultaneously paring an overstuffed drawer and getting ready for summer!).
Do any of you have kiddos built like String Beans? Do you need to make quick work of a pants drawer? Join me- let’s make some cuffed shorts! You’ll need:
-a pair of too-short pants that still fit in the waist
-shorts that fit
-coordinating fabric (for the cuff)
1. Using the shorts that fit as your template, mark the length you’ll be trimming off of your pants. Trim.
2. To make the cuff, cut your coordinating fabric into 5″ wide strips of fabric. Iron in half. Then iron each half in half again.
3. Determine your cuff width by wrapping your fabric around the bottom of your soon-to-be-shorts leg. Mark.
4. Sew your cuff together into a loop.
5. Pin the cuff onto the bottom of your ‘shorts.’ First line up the interior seam and your cuff seam. Pin cuff in place all the way around the inside rim of the shorts. Flip cuff up to encase bottom seam and sew in place (this was easier for me if I turned the shorts inside out).
6. Turn right side in and Voila! Supercute cuffed shorts perfect for a String Bean near you.
ps- If you need pants instead of shorts, follow this tutorial omitting the step where you trim the pants to shorts-length. If you add a little length to your cuff, you’ll turn your too-short pants into cuffed, long-enough pants. Fabulous!