Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Get your Low-Rider Toddler Pants Here!

After all the sewing I've been doing lately, I thought I'd try making my own pattern for toddler ruffle pants rather than buying a pattern. 

I will be starting to collect Lallie's winter wardrobe soon and I thought it would be fun to get some cute holiday monogrammed shirts and make ruffle pants and skirts to go with the shirts.  Heck, I might even make some reversible dresses/tops and sew appliques.  Cheaper than buying them from far!

Back to the pants.
It shouldn't be the hard right?  I've got the premise down, I have the skills required, so yes....I made my own pattern and with some scrap fabric, I did a trial run. 
(I thought these would be cute paired with a white tee with an appliqued initial and bow). 

So, ta-da!  My pants are finished. 

But, do you notice anything strange about them?  (and note that I haven't even added in the elastic yet).

Yes, I created Low-Rider Toddler Pants!  If you're into letting your toddler strut their stuff and letting their diaper or Dora undies hang out for all the world to see?  Well then.... I'm your pattern making gal!  Aren't they cute?

After thinking this through for a while and absolutely loving my new low-rider toddler pants pattern, I thought "There is no way Husband is going to let Lallie out in these pants.  What am I going to do?"

I cut an extra 3" of coordinating fabric and attached it to the low-rider pants for the elastic waistband casing.  Much better.  Of course, since this went the round-about way, they aren't attached they way they should be (and thus, up close they look a little strange), but I really like the coordinating top look.  

Tomorrow, add the applique to the white shirt and then maybe Friday, Lallie will have a new school outfit (with the shirt covering my make-shift elastic waistband). 

Let's hope I made the pants long enough or I'll have to re-name my pattern
Low-Rider Toddler Waders.

PS - I tried my hand at bow making.  Not bad if you ask me and it cost me zilch.  No $9.00 bows here, they just get lost (Lallie can't stand to wear bows and I usually have to sneak them in while fixing her hair without her noticing).

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. I did that exact same thing the first time I made pants for my daughter! I think all those patterns are off a few inches. Genius move adding the contrast at the top, it looks great!

  2. Teehee! So cute :)

    P.S. Thanks for the congrats!

  3. You are so clever. I love the pants!

  4. These are so cute! You did an awesome job!!

  5. I just now read this. I am rethinking the overachiever comment...