Sunday, June 24, 2012

Button Placket Pant Legs

My sister-in-law and her family are moving to Cincinnati this summer, and so she's doing a lot of weeding out of stuff they don't wear or use anymore.

Enter me. The annoying scavenger relative who always wants other people's trash!

I was lucky enough to intercept the box of clothes before it went to the thrift store. Now I can make some upcycled clothes for the kiddoes :) I did tell her that I would make her daughter a few shirts and skirts. I thrifted a 30c girls clothes pattern (still new in the package, never cut) just for the occasion.

I was excited to find a plaid shirt to cut up because little boy plaid shorts are all the rage, you know.

Because I wanted the pocket to be on the butt, I aligned the pattern to make sure the pocket was in the right spot. Doing so put the button placket (although technically they're snaps) from the shirt on the side of the pant leg. I wasn't sure how I felt about that until I was out shopping and saw some shorts with the snap buttons up the side. Now I'm digging it. I even got compliments on the placement of the button placket from my neighbors :)

Now go raid the closet and make some button placket shorts!

mop it up mondays


  1. Cute cute cute! Love the snaps up the side! I'd love it if you shared this at my party at
    And thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving such a sweet comment!

  2. This is so cute,thanks for sharing!

  3. You are a genius. They are so cute and so is the little boy. I am so enjoying visiting all these creative blogs. I am your newest follower. I make all my families Christmas gifts and your blog is inspiring.So glad I found this party. Pop over for a visit in my neck of the woods. The Bluegrass of Ky.