I’m so excited to share this post!!! I have been wanting to BUY summer shorts for Q, my 5 year-old daughter and have also wanted to MAKE some. It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I already had all the materials I needed and that there was a WAY easy way to remedy that. I made 8 pair in about 10 minutes.
STEP 1: Find all the leggings you have that are either DIRTY or that have HOLES in them. Most of Q’s were in one or both of those categories. I was about to throw them out until I had this idea.
STEP 2: Start cutting! I used my sharp material scissors and matched up the two legs and went to town cutting each leg off right above where the stain or rip was.
STEP 3: Feel so happy that you are getting rid of all those stained and ripped parts of the legging. Q had fun cutting these pieces up.
TA DAH!! Not done yet. I was just about to run downstairs and sew these unfinished edges, which you could also do, instead I remembered that knit can be stretched and it rolls up on its own.
STEP 4: This was so easy that Q could do it and it’s always fun to get her involved. She loves it. All you do is stretch the pant leg (like below) a couple of times and naturally the pant leg will roll just enough to make it look like it was on purpose.
STEP 5: Find ALL the ripped leggings and make a whole new wardrobe of comfortable Summer shorts.
She loves them and she really had a great time helping. Sometimes i’ll catch her telling her friends that she made something. I love that she loves this. I also love that she still has dimples in her knuckles…I love her so much.
I hope you try this, it’s seriously the easiest Summer clothing solution and it really saves money too and who doesn’t love that.