Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pants from jerseys

These are so fun to make, and quick.






I have a lot of woollen jerseys, I collect them and use the fabric for making my pixie hats, and for making nappy covers for Isla. And look how the sleeves make perfect pants!



I started making this pair ages ago, and lost them when they were half finished! Yes, I'm ashamed to say, that's how unorganised my sewing space was. But now with the rennovation starting I've been forced to rearrange and have a big tidy up, and so I found them!




I only just managed to squeeze them on Isla, they will certainly be too small for her by winter time, so I shall put them in our Etsy shop.




But these ones are just perfect, and I know they will get a lot of use once the weather starts to cool again. I stitched the little bird on to cover up a hole in the fabric.

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I do think I will have to make a few more pairs though. Do you think I could find a jersey big enough to make a pair for Liam too? And me!?

13 comments:

tammy said...

oh my goodness, this is so inspiring! thanks so much for posting. i'd love to see how you do it step-by-step (i'm only an amateur at the sewing machine!)

meg said...

They are very, very cute! Thanks for sharing them :o)

mee said...

Isla looks very impressed- even if I can't see her face- cos I know she loves clothes!

Christina said...

Those are so sweet! I've got a few jumpers in my stash for just that purpose but I'm waiting to see how big the bub will be by wintertime...

Frith said...

Very nice, I would have thought the crutch part would be tricky?
I would like a pair too please xx

nzgreenbuttons said...

what a great idea, I've got a big stash of thrifted jumpers that would be perfect for making these. I'm all inspired now, thanks

julie said...

Very cute! I especially like the one for Isla with the coulourful stripes and the bird.

stace said...

they are GORGEOUS!!!! think thatl be the theme for cams winter wardrobe! LOVE!!!

Leahdis said...

Great idea! love the stripe pair, to cute!

Heart Felt said...

Seriously cute....and so warm. x

Jessica said...

Great idea--if only I could have a pair in my size!

christina said...

The pants are making me smile as I just starting cutting into my wool sweater collection this weekend for the very same reason!! Pants, and diaper covers and hats and the list goes on. FUN!

p.s came by way of salt and chocolate to seek out the delicious no knead bread she recommended!!

home, heart, happiness said...

I love these trousers!!! Did you cut any shaping into the top of the trouser legs or did you use the arms as is?