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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Girls Leggings Turned Baby Boy Pants

Last week at my favorite home away from home
I found these leggings in a size extra small for $3.24
They are cute, but who is an extra small?
Yay, for you if you are, 
but I was seriously an xs in 5th grade, and never since.

I loved the pattern. They are super soft, and I just saw pants.

Yes!!! That is what I saw.
My Little Roly Poly doing his Army crawl in some fatigues.

I was sold.

Here is how the transformation went.

First I laid another pair of pants along side of them to get an idea on length.

Using my shears, I folded the pants in half and cut at the appropriate point.

These actually were ready to go as pants for MONSTER.
Seriously, I held some 3Ts next to them and they were almost identical in size.

I wasn't sewing for him though.
So, on to the next step.

Narrowing the legs.

This was a simple flip the pants inside out pin to size
 (in my case about 1 1/2 inches and stitch up the outside of the legs.

Then I narrowed the inseams.
Again just pick a width based on your example pants
and get a sewing.

Since I don't have a serger a pinked the edges.

All that's left is to make the cuffs.

Okay, here's the part I hate.
Seriously, I hate it.

I had to get out my iron.
I folded up and pressed about 1/4 inch.
Then repeated so that the seam would be nice and clean.

Then back to the machine to stitch.
I sorta did the first one wrong.
I don't know how, but I forgot how to best hold the garment.
Anyway, like this is best.

I did two rows of stitching for each hemline.
It looks nicer and gives some extra hold.

Clip all those loose threads.
That's the other part I hate.
Really, Sometimes I don't do it.
I just want to be done.
Then I have to go back when it's time to wear the piece and do it.

I suggest just getting it done and over with.

Here is the finished product in action.

That's my little GI JOE.

I love him.


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  2. Great idea! I seriously love the little leggings and am thinking I need to head over to Target today and see what I can find. My 8 month old is toward the chunky side so this would be a great way to get some pants that fit him (for cheap).

  3. This is great! Nice step-by-step tutorial, too.

  4. those are so cute. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  5. that's amazing! WHO is that size? hahah

    great job!


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