She didn't really want to pose and was much happier when I said she could go back to her play-doh.
I spent the better part of yesterday morning turning an old pair of my jeans into some "Strawberry Shortcake" jeans for a certain little girl. I'd had these old cuffed jeans of mine in my scrap basket for a while, thinking of turning them into *something* eventually. Anyway, yesterday, I think I was procrastinating about doing the housework and I decided to do something with them.
I used the "Plum" cargo pants pattern from Ottobre 1/11 that I'd already cut out last year, as I didn't want to waste time tracing off and cutting another pattern. Work with what you have, I say. Here's a photo of that finished project in action.
I just added an inch or so to the bottom and another inch or so at the top to allow for the fact that she'd gotten taller. I also trimmed the legs in slightly - the cargos were pretty roomy and I wanted more of a straight leg jean - not too baggy, but not a skinny style either. I used some scraps to make the belt and a little patch to cover up a hole (don't look too closely at my dodgy applique!).
Might have to find some more old jeans to cut up now...!
Or I could just mop that floor...