Baby pants seems easy to alter, but these had the feet on them. I could have easily just cut them off, cut I thought it was kinda cute, so I kept them.
Now fold your pants in half like this.
Pin at the crotch area and make a mark for how much you'll need to cut off. The measurement you took (ie.1 1/2 inches) will be used here. Make a mark, like shown below, then cut.
This is how it'll look after it's cut. See where the inner seam ends (where you cut)? That is where the new pant crotch will be.
So fold your pants like this so the inner legs are together.
Lift that top leg up like so. You'll be making a new seam going across.
Pin the two sides together.
And sew. This is how it should look.
Now mark out where you want the rest of the alterations to go. You'll probably need to cut width off the legs and also shorten the waist.
Cut it out.
Also cut the old waistband off to use for the new one.
First, take some length of the waistband. Sew a line where you want it to end and cut off the excess.
Now pin the sides of the pants and sew them up.
Making sure the pants are right side out (not like shown), pin the new elastic waistband onto your pants like this. And sew it on.
And that's it! New footed doll pants!
I link up here!