These were so simple.
(Don't believe me? Just you watch. No one ever believes me when I say things are easy....)
I've been wanting to make some ruffled pants for awhile now. I mean, they are the cutest things on girls, right? Oy. I love ruffles.
And my cute friend, Sundi, has made loads of them. And she posted a fun tutorial for them a few months ago. It reminded me yet again, how I want to make some.
Then I was at the thrift store and I found this dress...
|Ok. This isn't the actual dress. I can't find the before picture I took. But this is close to|
what it looked like.
Mmmm, not something I would normally pull of the rack. I would feel a bit too....exposed. BUT (through the magic of my blog) I turned it into these...
Yes! Perfect ruffled pants for my Zoe. I LOVE them. And she does, too. She wore them for three days straight.
And these are my kind of project. Because, see, I like to make stuff (shocking, right?)
However, I'm trying to a be a writer (minus the tweed elbow patches) and it's hard to find time for sewing or crafting. But I get this itch (and pinterest is not helping). And I want to, no I need to make something. So, I love it when I can find things that don't take too long to whip up and also gives me that creative fix.
So, anyhoodles, are you ready for the half-baked tutorial. Let's roll...
Step #1: Figure out how long you want your ruffle pants. Capris? Or longer? Now get yourself a pattern. Trace your girl's pants. Google a pattern. Check out some tutorials.
Step #2: Cut your pattern out with the hem of it lined up with the ruffles of the dress.
Step #3: Sew up your pants like you would any pajama pants pattern. And Voila! You have yourself a pair of cute ruffled boutique pants for your beautiful girl.
I told you it was easy. So. There.
Need some ruffled pants inspiration? Check these out....
|Pink Ruffled Pants by A Joyful Vision|
|Denim Ruffled Pants by Sew In Fashion|
|Orange Polka Dot Ruffle Pants by The Trendy Baby|
|More cute denim ruffled pants by Pretty Me (I love that flower.)|
|Striped Ruffle Pants by Isadora Kids|
Now if you're like me and you've been wanting to make these darling pants....race to the thrift store and hope they have some cute sundresses in stock!
I mean it.
Or else I'm going to beat you to them....