Repurpose-Refashion last year's leggings

Another little refashion I worked on over the weekend: last year's Leggings into this year's Capri's. This might only work if your little one has grown taller but not so much changed her "profile". For us it worked perfectly, because the girls went from diaper-butts to undie-butts. Which means that last year's 2T Stretch pants still fit around the waist this year.

So, here is what I did.
I cut these brown pants, which were about 2 inches too short by now, right below the knee.

To make the capri "cuff" I cut a rectangular piece of cotton fabric which was pant-leg-circumference + 2 inches in length and 5 inches wide (my rectangle was 14 x 5 inches). I double-folded both short ends and stitched and then double-folded the lower edge (hem) and stitched. With right sides facing I sewed the raw edge of the cotton fabric to the pant legs slightly overlapping the short ends at the outer leg seam. Therefore, creating a "slit" at the outside. This will make it fit comfortably and give room to move around. The seam allowances were folded upward towards the pants and top-stitched.

The fabric I used is from the Cutie Pie line and is called Gingham Girls. I bought mine at Sew Mama Sew. But, unfortunately, I don't think they have it in stock anymore. However, I saw several listings for this print on Etsy and Ebay. I think it's the perfect match for these pants. The dolls are 4 inches tall. Just the right size for the cuffs.

As you can see in the pictures "A" grew increasingly intolerant of having her picture taken.

Poor thing. Well, as of this morning I know why: Both of them are down with full blown ear infections and nasty coughs. Hoping this will pass quickly...

I know, sometimes it's hard to follow written instructions without having pictures to look at. So, if you would like to try this refashion project and have any questions please leave a comment or send me an email.

1 comment:

Lauranie said...

ooohh LOVE them!! I have a stack of pants that need to be recycled!! I hope the darlings are over it FAST!! Ear infections are the WORST!!!


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