November 15, 2010

Toddler Jean Skirts

My adorable little niece, Allie, just turned 2 years old the other day so I whipped up a couple skirts for her.  I started by finding these perfectly girly pair of pants with pockets that have bows and little flowers and slits at the bottom.  The best thing about these particular pants is that they didn't have a zipper which helped a lot when I was turning it into a skirt.  
 I did make the mistake of cutting the pants too long.  Luckily, they are a size too big, so hopefully, my little niece will be able to grow into it more when she gets a little older.
I decided to leave a little slit in the back which allows a little more movement when walking.  It also helps it flare out a little more too.  I used parts of the tutorial found at Crap I've Made to attach the fabric onto the bottom of the skirt.  
I took what remained of the bottom of the pants and turned them into another skirt.  Since I had cut the other skirt too long, this skirt was way to short.  It will have to be worn with tights or stretch pants.  For the top I just used white knit fabric.  I used parts of a tutorial found at A Jennuine Life for this skirt.
I wasn't originally planning on making the bottom of the pants into a skirt but I couldn't pass up the little flowers, bows, and the slit.  

1 comment:

Kimberlee said...

Very Cute! I love how you got two skirts out of one pair of jeans.