So the Little Miss has managed to grow again, and since her seasons (and style) are a bit different from her big sister, I find myself needing new articles of clothing for her.
Most recently, her brown knit pants became more like brown knit capris and needed a replacement. Since it is spring, knit pants are hard to come by (though I could have gotten more knit capris).
As I was going through my own spring wardrobe, I noticed I had two different brown t-shirts. I do have a skirt that requires a plain top, but if I am ever at a point in my life where I wear two different solid brown T-shirts in a week, it is time for my friends to stage an intervention. So I kept the cuter one…
…and sacrificed the other one.
After having success with the Made “the basic pant” pattern, I decided to make knit pants. Now pants frighten me a little, but they worked out last time, so I was prepared to try again. Knits, however, terrify me. The hardest thing for me is to not stretch out cuffs when hemming, so I
cheated was resourceful. I cut the pattern out so the existing hem from the T-shirt was the hem for the pants. This meant I just had to sew the pieces together and make a casing which holds elastic and scrunches up anyway. Success!
And they were really plain-looking (which doesn’t always bother me but did on that day) so I added a ruffle around each ankle. I used any leftover bits from the shirt. Since it was a knit, I didn’t have to do anything to the edges. Easy!