Monday, December 5, 2011

Footed Baby Pants to Doll Pants


Doll clothes are expensive!  Ever noticed?  I love the idea of refashioning baby clothes for your doll clothes.  I noticed this on Pinterest awhile back and it got me wanting to alter the baby clothes that I no longer needed as well.  


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.
Here's how I did it.

First, figure out how small you'll need/want your pants to be.  My daughter has WAY too many dolls and they're all different sizes.  So I went with the average size.  You'll see that the legs need to be shorter to fit the doll, so you need to lower the crotch area.  Measure where the doll foot is to where the actual foot is.


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!


Cute, huh!?



Have fun!!  Thanks for stopping by!

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11 comments:

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful refashion! I love a good clothes upcycling project!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

You make it look so easy. :0 Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
Pam

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jill Thanks, Jill!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Becolorful Thanks, Pam! Glad you stopped by!

Kim @ Too Much Time said... Best Blogger Tips

G-R-E-A-T! I need to dig out my daughter's baby clothes and get to work!

Rhissanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Cute! And yes, some doll's clothes are eye-wateringly expensive! Thanks for the tutorial.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

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Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kim @ Too Much Time Thanks, Kim! Have fun!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rhissanna So true! Thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenn "Rook No. 17" Thanks, Jenn!! And thanks for the invite!

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