The pants are from Simplicty 2907, which is a pattern for boys and girls. Because of that, I think these ran long (normally kids patterns from the big 4 run short and wide). I took 4 inches off the bottom and only added 1.5 inches or so back with the ruffle. And I took an inch off of the top (where the folded-over casing would be) in order to add a purple waistband that was an inch tall. I should have taken at least another inch off the top though. These are definitely high-waisted on her as is, which might be in for adults, but doesn't work on my slim girl--they just slide down over her non-existent hips. (Problem solved, for now, by folding the waistband down).
|Love the pocket and faux fly details|
Besides adding the purple details, I left the horizontal leg seams off and slimmed the legs a bit (they are still pretty full). I'd say this pattern was drafted more for boys (though they show a version with hearts)--so this will be great when Samuel gets a little bigger.
I love the pockets especially, and will use them again, maybe on some pants that need less tweaking. Anyways, here's the result on Danielle. Have I mentioned how hard it is to get good pictures of her?
|This is the best picture of the outfit I got, out |
of about 2 dozen shots. Seriously.
|Layered because it was chilly!|
We went to a MOPS playdate at the corn maze and they had this cool "cornbox" to play in. I think that was Danielle's favorite part.
|Note to self: get a sandbox next summer|
I made some spiderweb barrettes to go with the shirt. They also coordinate with the first Halloween shirt I made her.
|Barrette design from GG Designs|
|These would look really cute as bow centers, |
if I ever decide to get into bow making...
Samuel's pirate ship onesie is done, so I will be sharing his Halloween costume next (I think:)