Look what a pair of messed up pajama pants can be made into!
Don't my girls look like they should be frolicking in fields of wheat for a Ralph Lauren commercial in these outfits? I guess standing awkwardly in the backyard will have to do.
Even though I felt defeated after my two tries (TWO TRIES) at pajama pants, I didn't give up on sewing altogether. First, I worked on a dress for my 2 year-old. Once again, I didn't use a pattern (I hate those things); instead I based the design off of a dress that actually belongs to her big sister. I simply scaled it down. It was such a simple design, so it wasn't much work at all. I didn't even put a zipper in because it slides over her head easily.
Earlier this week I came across this ruffled skirt tutorial, and with my newfound confidence, I couldn't resist trying it for big sis. The skirt was much easier to put together than I anticipated; plus it isn't a "pattern." I will definitely be making a few more.
My girls love their new coordinating outfits, and I love that I was able to salvage those irksome pants.
P.S. I just said "irksome."