High waisted shorts
One day last week, when I was feeling very under the weather, Kaitlyn came over to work on some clothes. These amazingly hideous pleated pants have been on Kaitlyn's work pile for a while. Turquoise, size 12 or so, long. From my bed in the next room I'd instruct her what to do next. It was quite comical. Kaitlyn brought me a glass of water, put on Iron & Wine, and tucked me in with a blanket.
Kaitlyn's pictures of her progress. She detatched the waistband all the way around except the first inch at the front zipper on either side. After measuring that they were 6 inches too big, she pinned the center back of the waistband and sewed, taking 6 inches off.
To take 6" from the shorts, she added 3" of pleats on either side of the front of the shorts, nearest to the center line, by the zipper. Adding pleats where there are already pleats is a very easy way to size down shorts like this! I do it all the time. High waisted shorts are my summer staple.
Then she sewed the waistband back onto the shorts.
Wearing my t-shirt from Mixed Species.
Another successful reconstruction. She's so talented! A little over one month until the fashion show!