Miss Sarah is at that goofy age where certain things get worn out — like knees in pants. It’s time to make Ruffle Pants out of them, so she can still enjoy them and get another year or so out of them.
The rest of the pants were wearing well — so off for a (kinda) quick fix- ruffle pants!
First I had to cut off the offending hole — and the same for the matching leg
That left me with basically a pair of long shorts and two “sleeves”.
I tried to pick FUN fabrics that matches some of the Gymboree Dot action in the pants — some solid and some print. I simply cut across it (it was 48 inches wide) for a 6 inch section. (6″x48″). I did this twice for each color, getting 8 total strips.
Now — to make the ruffles!
Start by taking your 8 strips, folding them so the “outside” was inside and stitch along the 6″ end to make a half inch seam.
Use those stitches and pull one side of the thread to “ruffle it”.
You have to keep working the thread through…before you tie it off.
Repeat for the other 7 ruffles.
Now, it’s time to assemble the pants! Turn your “shorts” inside out…grab a ruffle to insert…
Now grab the largest 2″ section of “sleeve” and make sure you turn it inside out. Set it inside the ruffle…making sure to like the seams of the knit pants with each other.
Now it’s time to stitch it with a half inch seam
See how it looks when you turn it inside out…(right side out)
OK, now turn them inside out again and repeat for ruffles 2, 3, and 4.