Fancy Pants

This is an old project (look how little Macy is!), but since it’s kinda sorta Valentine-y…
Does your kid have an old pair of jeans with holes? Or, does she like to wear something festive?

Take a seam ripper to the entire crotch seam on an old pair of pants.

Just do it.

I know it sounds scary, but it’ll be worth it.

Once you’ve ripped out the entire seam, you can reach and maneuver to applique or patch or decorate however you want. I like to use Wonder Under and the method I describe here.

Add as much detail as you want.

After you’ve embellished to your heart’s content, turn the pants inside out and sew the crotch seam back up. You’ll probably want to zig zag or serge to finish the edges because denim FRAYS.
These pants were too short, too, so we made them capris.
And the doll’s skirt? Made out of the piece I cut off.
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  1. Oh she must think you are the most awesome fashion maven ever! Those are adorable.

  2. Your cool friend, Cheryl says:

    I love the little matching skirt for the doll!

  3. I'm laughing at your choice of words. I'm surprised you didn't fit "frothy" in there as well. HaHa!

  4. Look at little, young Macy! Adorable!

  5. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:


  6. sooooo cute!!!

  7. and now i have that song from the SNL swimteam skit stuck in my head. thanks so much.

  8. How cute! I've just given you a Sunshine award at my blog. Pop on by to collect!! :o)

  9. This post almost makes me want to sew. Totally cute!

  10. Wish….very much that I could sew!! We have jeans with holes forming as I type.

    Enjoying your blog!


  11. redheadtina says:

    Look at little Macy! And yeah, I'm like five days late reading this. It's how I roll.

  12. casserole says:

    Awesome jeans!! This would be so much fun to do with my daughter.

    I blogged your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  13. very cute! I have a 9 year old Macy too! If she weren't the oldest of four girls, I would have to shorten her too short pants into capris too!

    What a nice blog!

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