Sunday, April 8, 2012
lacrosse shorts. My Aurora, Colorado grandsons (twins) play lacrosse and they are good. So good, they literally run through their shorts every few weeks.
The costs of keeping them in lacrosse shorts is expensive since they average around $60.00 a pair. My son asked if I would sew up a few pairs for them to practice in but I had to use a blended fabric. 100% cotton would NOT do as it does not hold up under the wear and tear of what these boys put their lacrosse clothing though. No problem, I'll just pick up some cotton blends at the fabric store and all will be good, right? HOW ABOUT WRONG!!! Blends were nowhere to be found as 100% cotton has taken over with quilters leading the charge. I couldn't find them on line either. What was this seawitch going to do?
Well, I love a good "repurposing" so I head out to my local Goodwill and purchased eight very large men's shirts. The high end labels are almost always quality blends and sure enough, I hit the jackpot. My grandsons told me that lacrosse teams love vintage looking plaids and crazy combinations...a challenge this sea witch just adores. (repurpose bonus: at $4.95 a shirt, it was a lot cheaper than the usual $12.99 a yard at the fabric store)
Side bars are a must with lacrosse shorts.
Such fun putting these crazy patterns together.
I was able to put together eight pairs of lacrosse shorts for my grandsons and I love the way they turned out. The fabrics will breathe like cotton but have the durability that comes with a blend.
The fun was playing with the patterns and going a little "green" by repurposing shirts into shorts.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and Blessed Easter and Passover. Sea Witch