Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ruffled Pants Outfit

I finished up Danielle's ruffle pants that go with her Broom Rides shirt a while ago, but wanted to wait until I had pictures of her wearing them to post.

The outfit

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:)


  1. Ahhhh! Danielle looks adorably stylish in her skillfully customized ensemble! I have been a fan of your work and your daughter is very fortunate to have you create beautiful outfits for her. I enjoyed your blog!


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