Date: 01-31-2007, 02:27 AM (1 of 1)
When my oldest son was born (1976) they didn't have jeans for infants like they do now. I used a one piece pants pattern or sometimes pinned the front and back of a pants pattern together. I opened an old pair of jeans down the inside leg seam, pressed the jeans to make the fabric lay flat. I then lined up what would be the side seam on the pattern to the outer side seam of the old jeans. Some of them I even lined them up at the hem of the jeans so all I had to sew were a few seams. You can add pockets, emb on them, appliques, etc. Also some I made a mock fly front but just added the elastic around as usual.
For Christmas for a niece I made a doll skirt the same way. I added a mock fly, added elastic around the waist and sewed velcro where the zipper would usually go.
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