A New pair of pants

I have been really enjoying making Ellie clothes. I’m still quite terrible at it. When you look up close, my seams are crooked and my fabric often catches, but Ellie doesn’t seem to mind and boy does she look cute in pretty much anything anyway. Plus, practice makes perfect, and I’m set on becoming a  better sewer and seamstress. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at pants for a while now. Specifically the quick change trousers that I see around the web so often. But, I can’t seem to get up enough courage. However, a couple of days ago, Ellie and I were thrifting, and we came across this elephant dress. (I wish now I had taken a photo of the dress, before I cut into it). It looked as though someone had taken an elephant onesie, cut it up and then sewn the cutest elephant cotton onto it, to create a very large dress. The onesie part was just not my style, but that elephant fabric on the skirt part was worth the $3.00 we paid for it. I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could turn this ugly dress, into adorable pants. It took me awhile to figure out, but I did it! The pants ended up a bit lopsided, but they were darling on Ellie and perfect for California play on these warmish spring days and cool afternoons.
sand play
cutie pie
one leg up
and then point down

(and yes, those are rainbow leg warmers under the pants… because). 😉


5 thoughts on “A New pair of pants

  1. Love the fabric – and the pants! That is one of my favorite parts of sewing for the girls, they could care less about the imperfections! So much more fun that way.

  2. Everything she wears makes her look quite stylish, but only Ellie can look this cute in anything. I think you did a neat job. You’re too hard on yourself. Your talents are many.

  3. they are adorable! inspired by your recycling skills 🙂 i always see things like that and think “oh… maybe i could make….” but it never actually happens… always stays an idea. so, good for you! can’t wait to see what you sew up next. (and thanks for inspiring) 🙂

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