Thursday, July 29, 2010

Handmade Pants

I love handmade clothes for kids and used to make shorts and pants for my boys.  Now that they are older the handmade things are mostly limited to the jammie pants my mom makes for them each year as well as knitted gifts from me.  Luckily for me,  I know a little girl who will soon be turning two and I thought I could indulge my love of handmade clothing and make something for her birthday. 

I used a pattern for pants that I had from when my boys were little and some fabric a friend had passed on when she was clearing out her stash.
E has a pair of jammie pants my mom made using up the last bits of striped flannel she had.  She didn't have the length she needed so she cuffed it with the same fabric running the other way - with the stripes running down the legs and then the cuff stripes going around.  We loved the look of them so I decided to make these pants like that.
I doubled the cuff over so that they can be turned up too.
Very fun and quick to make too.


affectioknit said...

Those are so CUTE! I love the stripes!

Jacqueline said...

they look awesome! love the horizontal striped cuffs! what a good idea.

Unknown said...

They look fab, loving that fabric.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Directional fabrics scare me! Yikes! Those are super cute!