Last week during a regular late-summer routine, we went through all of the girls clothes and cleaned out everything that was too worn or too small. At the end of said clean-out, E was left with one pair of pants that fit.
Seriously. How did that happen? We hit a nice stretch of summery weather and she hit a growth spurt.
E mainly likes to wear leggings under skirts, but she is also starting to like jeans and other pants. The problem is that she's so skinny she can wear a 3T around the waist, but she needs the 5T for the length.
Usually we end up buying those wonderful jeans/corduroys that have the adjustable waistband. And she has a few of those in her drawer now. I was just looking for one or two more pairs of pants to round out the wardrobe when I happened upon some jean and corduroy fabric tucked at the bottom of my fabric stash.
So why not sew some, right? ;)
These two pairs of pants were quick and easy (seriously). Each pair took about an hour and a half each.
And she loves them both because she was able to choose the fun, colorful fabric for the contrasts. Win!
First I made these sweet, ruffle-bottomed pants with patch pockets on the back.
The pockets are nice and large, adding a great splash of color!
And who doesn't love some girly ruffles?
Second, I made the corduroys.
These have not so wide of a leg, pockets hidden in the side seam, a contrasting waistband, and cute folded cuffs in the contrast fabric.
To finish them off, I added some stars around the top of the cuff. Love those!
I took the time with both of these pants to add tags. I guess it's about time I started tagging the work that I do - even clothes for the kiddos. And now I will remember what size I made the clothes!