This is not my creation and the credit goes to my friend Carol Ann (I'n not sure where she got it from). That said, I am sure I do many things different than she showed me/I remember. This is just the basic idea, you can do with it what-ever you want with it.
Here are your supplies:
- a t-shirt (preferably one 2 sizes larger than the wearer wears in a shirt. My daughter wears a size 5, so I need to use a size 7. I think this shirt was a little smaller than that, but there is wiggle room)
- scissors or a rotary cutter (just something to cut with)
- sewing machine or serger (I used a serger, but a sewing machine would work great too)
See no sleeves. DON'T throw them away. You will need them later.
How are these going to be pants you ask?
Put the two arm holes together... does that help? Can you see it coming together now?
There it is. 1/2 the waist band. I took this part and made sure it would stretch around my little K. It fit fantastic. (hello little baby toes)
6. Sew the long cut/side seams (the outside leg seams).
It looks strange, but works fantastic.
Pull the leg out and presto, pants.
See the tube.
(As a side note, I think I might try to sew it with the pants RIGHT-SIDE out next time so the seam is on the inside. It pokes out every once and awhile. That said, it all works)
Turn the pants right side out and gasp... looks like you did it wrong but you didn't :)
Fold the top down. Ahhhh, much better.
11. Try on cute pants. My little girl wanted to keeps hers on all day they were so comfy.
This time take a shirt with a fun logo or something on it that you don't want to cut in half.
Instead of cutting up the middle of the shirt, cut the shirt up both sides. Leaving a front and back to the shirt.
This is a fun look for things like sports t-shirts, super-hero t's or any other pattern you want to wear on the side of your legg :)